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Romanian Summer Diary 6

Saturday 4th August ­ ­– Things I have seen in Romania ­ A cow grazing by a brand new glass-plate…

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Literature

William Faulkner and the End of Man

Like James Joyce, William Faulkner has an unjust reputation as a 'difficult' writer. Perhaps for this reason he is relatively…

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Literature

Upcoming TV Adaptations

Angela Macmillan made contact to point out that the BBC is working on several interesting-looking TV adaptations of eighteenth and…

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Literature

Booker Prize longlist announced

Judges have announced the titles longlisted for this year's Booker Prize for fiction. The prize is one of the world's…

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Publications

Philip Roth Discusses Everyman

Philip Roth is one of my favourite writers; he is one of the few writers whose prose seems like it…

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Publications

Pitmatic

Earlier in the week a dictionary of the lost language of Pitmatic was reviewed in The Guardian. Coming from a…

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Literature

100 Years On The Road

This year is the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's famous rambling American epic, On The Road, but few people will…

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Literature

Charles Simic–US Poet Laureate

The Guardian reports that Charles Simic has been named poet laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress.…

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International

Romanian Summer Diary 5

Saturday 28th July--Busy days. The first British contingent taught their lessons, forged friendships, played their quick cricket in bewildered partnership…

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Literature

Women Writers Before 1700

I came across this excellent site via Language Hat and thought it should be shared. It's a compilation of women's…

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Calderstones

Public Domain Audio Books: Librivox

Audio books account for a small but significant part of the market for books and with the rise of the…

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Shared Reading

Links we liked for July 28, 2007

Here are a few links you might have missed in the last couple of weeks: Sue Bursztynski's review of HP7…

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