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The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List by The Observer

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

TS Eliot's poetry was as seductive as a mermaid’s singing

Fifty years after TS Eliot’s death, the beauty of his verse shows how poetry can be appreciated before it is understood, writes Allan Massie<p>The record-breaking musical Cats is singing and dancing again. The run of the new production has been extended – and there are plans to take it to France, …

Creating Yourself with Words

Diriye Osman (photo by Darren Bonello)<p>There's a brilliant quote from Kurt Vonnegut's <i>A Man without a Country</i> that always makes me feel hopeful about the future. "Practicing an art," he said, "no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance …

Pulp’s Big Moment

How Emily Brontë met Mickey Spillane.<p>Back when people had to leave the house if they wanted to buy something, the biggest problem in the book business was bookstores. There were not enough of them. Bookstores were clustered in big cities, and many were really gift shops with a few select volumes …

Top 10 Novels to Read This Winter

<b>1. US by David Nicholls</b><p>"Funny, sad, tender...I loved this book." Jojo Moyes<p>Long listed for the Man Booker Award and an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November, Nicholls explores one family's unraveling during a trip through Europe. David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his …

A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review

The latest novel from Samantha Harvey is truly superb, but left its reviewer at a loss for how to describe it.<p>As I neared the end of my reading of</i> …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. "The Interview" has become the biggest online movie ever released by Sony, pulling in more than $15 million from over 2 million downloads.</b> Sony Pictures Entertainment originally said it would not release the film over terrorism fears following a suspected North Korea cyberattack on the</b> …

The 2014 Novel of the Year

Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans speaks to the humanity found in the stories of immigrant families.<p>Immigration reform is the …

Mapp and Lucia: the 20 best and bitchiest quotes

Dripping with bon mots and elegant malice, EF Benson's classic tale of the idle rich has some of the finest verbal warfare in literature<p>It's one hell of a run-up: EF Benson wrote four books about the separate lives of his English society queens, Miss Elizabeth Mapp and Mrs Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas, …

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Judging By Google Searches, Here Are The Things Americans Were Most Clueless About In 2014

Here’s to a hopefully better 2015.<p>Ready to feel old? 2014 is basically over.<p>Every year Google rounds up all the stuff you searched for over the past 12 months and packages it into something called the Google Zeitgeist. The microsite culls data from “trillions of searches” and is always an …

A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings

Geoffrey Chaucer was England’s first literary superstar with Canterbury Tales. How he got there is just as fascinating.<p>Paul Strohm’s vibrant …