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The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Typewriter Art, Online

The archival project Monoskop.org has posted the entirety of Alan Riddell’s <i>Typewriter Art</i> (1975), an out-of-print volume collecting typographical …

Carson McCullers’s Little-Known 1964 Illustrated Children’s Book

As a lover of little-known children’s books by famous authors of literature for grown-ups — including these gems by Mark Twain, Aldous Huxley, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, William Faulkner, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, and J.R.R. Tolkien — I was thrilled to discover that in 1964, <b>Carson McCullers</b> …

Flavorwire’s 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2014 – Flavorwire

The last 365 days yielded a considerable bounty of great books to get through, and the next 12 months on the calendar promise to be no different. …

“A First-Rate Girl”: The Problem of Female Beauty

I have a friend who dates only exceptionally attractive women. These women aren’t trophy-wife types—they are comparable to him in age, education level, and professional status. They are just really, notably good looking, standouts even in the kind of urban milieu where regular workouts and healthy …

Kleist and Kleist, or Failure as Transcendence

“<i>You can make me mount the scaffold, but I can get you where it hurts, and that is exactly what I want.” – Heinrich von Kleist, “Michael …

We're All Completely Alone: A Chat With Novelist Kevin Maher

A father's illness, a girlfriend's mental breakdown and abuse by a priest, all set against a background of class conflict and nationalist tensions: Jim, the 14-year-old protagonist of <i>The Fields,</i> faces catastrophe after catastrophe. But Kevin Maher's debut novel is hardly dour. Instead, the jokes — …

Vladimir Nabokov Creates a Hand-Drawn Map of James Joyce’s Ulysses

<i>Click the image above for a larger version</i><p>Just above you'll find a sketched-out map of the paths Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom took through …

“Notes from a Dirty Old Man”: Charles Bukowski’s Lost Cartoons from the 60s and 70s

The poet Charles Bukowski has appeared often on Open Culture lately, and I have no objection. Not only do I savor writing about a literary figure …

24 Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of But Will Change Your Life

Here’s the problem with reading the books that everyone else has read. It makes you more like everyone else. Checking off the various books from your …

Hemingway’s Ideas of Heaven and Hell: The 26-Year-Old Author’s Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway became good friends, despite their frequently conflicting worldviews and lifestyle choices. Only three years apart, their literary careers paralleled one another and both authors reached worldwide acclaim by the time they were thirty. From the …

23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013

It isn’t far-fetched to say that Patricia Lockwood’s poem “Rape Joke,” which was published at The Awl this week, was the best thing most people read …

Margaret Atwood makes opera debut

Margaret Atwood is set to make her debut as the author of an opera libretto, 15 years after she began work on the project.<p>Pauline, opening at the …

A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson by Peter J Conradi – review

In 1944, while on Balkan manoeuvres with a rag-tag brigade of Bulgarian Partisans, 23-year-old British liaison officer Frank Thompson was captured by …

Leo Hollis's top 10 books about cities

Since the age of Gilgamesh, the great epic poem that charts the history of Uruk – today a ruin in southern Iraq used by the US army for target …