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Sylvia Plath Reads ‘Daddy’

This astonishing short film in which Sylvia Plath reads her poem 'Daddy' comes as quite a surprise. Not only does…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival 2007

The Reader is going to this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival to bring you news from the festival direct to this…

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Online Writing Course: Season of Inspiration

Helen Whitehead writes to tell us about an online writing course that she is running with fellow tutor Sharon Rundle.…

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Sefton Festival of Literature 2007

Running from Wednesday, 19th September until Sunday, 30th September, Sefton Festival for Literature 2007 has a programme appealing to anyone…

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Literature

The Literary Feedback Loop

There's a lot of discussion in American book circles these days about the declining coverage of books in major newspapers,…

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Review of Heaney’s Beowulf Now In Features

Back in 2000, when the world was young, Sarah Coley wrote an excellent review of Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf…

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Literature

On The Road: Kerouac Roundup

September marks the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, notorious for being written on a single roll…

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Literature

Managing The Library of Babel

Jorge Luis Borges' story 'The Library of Babel' proposes a library so vast it contains all possible books, but is…

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Philip Davis Interviewed on Bernard Malamud

Our very own Philip Davis was interviewed on Dublin radio station Dublin City Anna Livia tonight and the programme is…

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Featured Article: The Shakespeared Brain

I have just added an article by Philip Davis on the neurological effects of reading Shakespeare to the Features page.…

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Literature

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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