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Stephen Greenblatt - The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve - Book Review

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve<p>By Stephen Greenblatt<p>Norton<br>$27.95<br>ISBN 9780393240801<br>Published 09/12/2017<p>Nonfiction / Literature<p>Buy the book<p>Trending …

IQ by Joe Ide review – Sherlock Holmes in South Central Los Angeles

A highly original reimagining of the great detective, chanelling the spirit of Conan Doyle<p>Sir Arthur Conan Doyle strongly believed in the possibility of spiritual survival after death. If he was right, his own ghost must be amazed and gratified by the adaptability of the Sherlock Holmes stories. …

Books

Frank Kermode · Strange, Sublime, Uncanny, Anxious

The purpose of this book, though it does some teasing, is serious indeed. Bloom thinks of the present situation of criticism in the American …

Salman Rushdie: ‘A lot of what Trump unleashed was there anyway’

Beginning with the inauguration of Obama and ending with the election of Trump, Rushdie’s latest novel is an intimate portrait of New York. The author talks about the journey from hope to despair and always feeling an outsider<p>The image that came to Salman Rushdie, around which he would build his …

Donald Trump

Behind the names: The Austen characters you need to know

Feisty feminist heroines and dashing handsome heros.<p><b>Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice</b><p>The most popular Austen heroine, Lizzy’s headstrong nature …

Literature

When a white author wrote a slave narrative novel in 1967, black writers were outraged

William Styron’s ‘Confessions of Nat Turner’ was a best seller<p>In 1967, America was waging war, both within and beyond its borders. In the sweltering …

In a divided America, James Baldwin’s fiery critiques reverberate anew

The Trump administration has famously prompted a run on dystopian novels, including George Orwell’s “1984” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”<p>More quietly, it has some looking not to futuristic fiction, but to writings from the 1950s and ’60s, to the words of a man who spoke for the …

Literature

Are we living in The Handmaid’s Tale?

Margaret Atwood's <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> is a brilliant achievement of dystopian fiction – detailed, haunting and deeply creepy. The much-praised TV version debuted this week, and, by all accounts, it's spectacular.<p>The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when environmental poisons (a favourite …

Feminism

Colm Tóibín · A Djinn speaks: What about George Yeats?

A Djinn speaks<p>Colm Tóibín<p>Becoming George: The Life of Mrs W.B. Yeats by Ann Saddlemyer<br>Oxford, 808 pp, £25.00, September 2002, ISBN 0 19 811232 7<p>In …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

Paris Review - The Art of the Short Story

Ernest Hemingway<p>Issue 79, Spring 1981<p><i>In March, 1959, Ernest Hemingway’s publisher Charles Scribner, Jr. suggested putting together a student’s edition of Hemingway short stories. He listed the twelve stories which were most in demand for anthologies, but thought that the collection could include</i> …

Literature

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

Literature

A 10-Minute Legs Workout That Will Leave You Sore And Satisfied

If your go-to legs workout just isn't making you feel the burn like it used to, this 10-minute challenge will bring new life to leg day. Developed …