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Literature matters: Does reading make you smarter? | Poverty & Development

In a meeting at the university where I teach, a colleague bemoaned that, after years of research in Writing Studies, no one had yet found a sure path to turn students into good writers. It may not be a magic solution but the answer to the problem is out there: it is reading! The correlation between …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

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 …

This Hut in the Redwoods Will Give Walden Fans the Vapors

Tucked onto the Central California coast, where beds of wildflowers and copses of redwood trees boast panoramic ocean views, sits <b>Hawk House,</b> a "minimalist retreat cabana" that contemporary American naturalists (a.k.a. <i>Walden</i>-toting folks who yearn to live off-the-grid) will be clamoring to recreate. …