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The Fabric of Quotations: Literature and Interactivity

Back in the 1980s, when the Sinclair Spectrum seemed the pinnacle of personal computing, English departments were arguing over the…

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Depression worst for health

An article published in The Lancet today states that depression "produces the greatest decrement in health" compared with the chronic…

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Literature

Booker 2007 Shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Man Booker prize was announced today with most newspapers, including The Guardian focussing on Ian…

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Reading on Wheels

I'm not an especially acquisitive person. I hate shopping and flashy gear doesn't impress me much with its flashiness. But…

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Venetian dreams

I have just (reluctantly) returned from Venice and although my body is back in England, my spirit has stayed there.…

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Literature

Language That Moves

Tyler Meier has posted an interesting piece on the Kenyon Review blog about figurative language and its role in making…

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Literature

Offset Your Reading

Carbon offsetting is all the rage at the moment. Take a short flight somewhere warm for some well-earned beach time…

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Voices from the past

by Angela Macmillan One of the great things about the Internet is the wealth of material that would never see…

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Forward Poetry Prize Nominee Eleanor Rees

Jane Davis writes to point out that Liverpool poet Eleanor Rees has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best…

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Ian MacMillan–New Reader Regular

Philip Davis, editor of The Reader writes to say that Ian MacMillan, poet, performer and broadcaster is to become a…

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Keeping Track of Library Books

Let me confess. I love libraries. I love almost everything about them, from the faint smell of dust to the…

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Mersey Minis Giveaway: Liverpool 800

Today marks the 800th anniversary of Liverpool's town charter and publisher Capsica is celebrating the event by giving away the…

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