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“The Most Dangerous Book”: When “Ulysses” was obscene

<b>James Joyce (AP/Salon)</b><p>A stirring new book describes how publishers defied censors to bring James Joyce’s masterpiece to the world<p>Laura Miller<p>June 15, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>James Joyce's "Ulysses" changed literature and the world, not necessarily in the ways its author intended and certainly in ways we …

Astronomy and the Art of Verse: How Galileo Influenced Shakespeare

William Shakespeare — to the extent that he existed at all — lived during a remarkable period in human history. Born the same year as Galileo, a founding father of the Scientific Revolution, and shortly before Montaigne, the Bard witnessed an unprecedented intersection of science and philosophy as …

The Poetics of the Psyche: Adam Phillips on Why Psychoanalysis Is Like Literature and How Art Soothes the Soul

<i>“A writer is someone who pays attention to the world — a writer is a professional observer,”</i> Susan Sontag once said. The object of the writer’s observation isn’t just the outer world but also — and perhaps even more so — the inner. In that regard, the writer bears a striking similarity to another …

Does Turks and Caicos even want to join Canada? We sent a reporter to find out

From my seat on the plane, the waters of the Atlantic Ocean are a dark, steely blue – the colour of a frozen Canadian winter. But then we bank toward Turks and Caicos, and the water changes to a shining turquoise so clear and bright it almost seems fake.<p>Things somehow become even more strange and …

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Kafka on Books and What Reading Does for the Human Spirit

<i>“Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy,”</i> E.B. White wrote while contemplating the future of reading in 1951. Indeed, the question of why books matter and what reading does for the human spirit has occupied minds great and …

Hidden Sanctuary • Could you give some guidelines on how to write a...

Plan it:<br>First, introduction.<br>Second, as many points that you want to make as time allows.<br>Last, conclusion.<p>Have an introduction, even if it’s only 2-3 …

Explore country house literature - Online Course

Online course<p>Literature of the English Country House<p>A journey through the literature of English country houses from the time of Thomas More to Oscar …