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This belongs to Alaina.<p>This is my first tattoo. I actually waited until I was 30 to get it, and I am glad that I did. I love Slaughterhouse-Five, and …

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In Defense Of English Majors

I was an English major in college. No, I was never a teacher, nor did I have any great works published. I simply love to read, analyze, think about, …

Is a creative writing degree worth the money?

When the University of East Anglia offered the first British MA in creative writing almost 35 years ago, it caused academic scandal. According to Malcolm Bradbury, the writer who helped set it up, "some thought writing couldn't be taught. Some thought, if it could be, it shouldn't be."<p>Despite this …

How To Teach Creative Writing To Undergrads While Being A Feminist Harpy

<i>by Matthew J.X. Malady</i><p>People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, writer, editor and MFA student Jia …

Are cats top dogs in the world of literature?

Book people, I need to know where you stand on a vital issue: literary dogs versus literary cats. Last week, I wrote about how cats and literature were a perfect combination; my own favourite was, I'd decided, Macavity, but you all came up with so many more suggestions – how could I have forgotten …

Liked Jane Eyre, hated the cover? Now designers can sell classic books with new jackets

Publishers and retailers often try to repackage classic public-domain works like Jane Austen’s <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> with new covers in the hopes of …

Should schools buy new children's books or stick with the classics?

My three children read exactly the same books in school even though they went to the school over a span of 10 years. Is that usual? Are there only a limited number of good novels about topics such as the second world war, or are schools not able to afford new ones?<p>Despite how it may look, there are …

12 Classic Children's Books You Still Love as an Adult

April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day! Let’s take a walk down memory lane and remember some of our favorite children’s books that we …

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Ten Best Sentences

By Our Editors<p>March 25, 2014<p>Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and …

Jane Austen v Emily Brontë: who's the queen of English literature?

Jane Austen v Emily Brontë, an Intelligence Squared debate, was also John Mullan v Kate Mosse, but for much of it the professor and the novelist seemed too well mannered, too eager to eschew negativity. Only Mosse was ready to make an occasional hostile point, broadly echoing Emily's sister …

Novelist Kureshi is wrong: creative writing helps us respond to literature

Last week the celebrated controversialist and novelist Hanif Kureshi said that creative writing courses are a "waste of time". It's encouraging to see that, now he's a professor of creative writing, his views are becoming more positive: in 2008 he declared creative writing courses "the new mental …

Why Is Children’s Literature Whitewashed?

In a sharp one-two punch on this weekend’s <i>New York Times</i> Op-ed page, award-winning children’s book writers Walter Dean Myers—arguably one of the most …

35 Cityscape Images to Take Your Breath Away

Recently I’ve done a lot of natural world images including landscapes, bugs, waterfalls, flowers and even pets. So it’s time for something different …

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10 Classic Literature Terms That Are No Longer Used (For the Most Part)

Reading a book from the 18th or 19th century is kind of like reading a handwritten, entirely cursive note from your grandmother in that, unless you …

The Case for Writing a Story Before Knowing How It Ends

Andre Dubus III, author of Dirty Love and The House of Sand and Fog, explains why the best work happens when you "back the fuck off."<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p><b>Andre Dubus III:</b> Years ago, I read a book called <i>Letters to a</i> …

19 Quotes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Books All Over Again

Bust out those e-readers, dust off your bookshelves, or head to your local library -- Monday, March 3 marks the 17th annual Read Across America Day. Hosted by the National Education Association and held in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2), Read Across America Day applies the football …

June 25, 1947: The Diary of a Young Girl is published

<b>June 25, 1947: The Diary of a Young Girl is published.</b><p><i>Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.</i><p><i>-</i> Anne Frank (June 12, 1929 – February/March 1945)

"Ci sono libri che si posseggono da vent’anni senza leggerli, che si tengono sempre vicini, che uno si porta con sé di città in città, di paese in paese, imballati con cura, anche se abbiamo pochissimo posto, e forse li sfogliamo al momento di toglierli dal baule; tuttavia ci guardiamo bene dal leggerne per intero anche una sola frase. Poi, dopo vent’anni, viene un momento in cui d’improvviso, quasi per una fortissima coercizione, non si può fare a meno di leggere uno di questi libri d’un fiato, da capo a fondo: è come una rivelazione. Ora sappiamo perché lo abbiamo trattato con tante cerimonie." Elias Canetti, La provincia dell'uomo