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«100% algodón», un relato de David James Poissant

<b>100% algodón</b>David James PoissantLa noche es fría. Los edificios, altos. El cielo, salvo donde lo ilumina la luz de las estrellas, es negro. Negro …

8 Apps to Help You Get More Done in Less Time

We've all heard of the illusory work/life balance that books, blogs and the busiest of professionals tell us is attainable — but actually achieving …

Apple Retina 5K iMac Has a Screen That Can Stop Traffic

There is a lot to like about Apple's 27-inch iMac With Retina 5K Display. In addition to having the fastest processor that Apple's ever put in an …

Science and Fiction: The Man with the Bandaged Head

After a long career in behavioral neuroscience, I became a science writer and writer of fiction — not, however, a science fiction writer. As the …

Difficult History: On John Lewis's March

<b>John Lewis</b>, the congressman who bears the scars of his march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma in 1965, made his debut as a graphic …

The New York Comics Symposium: Brendan Leach and Nick Sousanis

<i>The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it</i> …

Books of the year 2013: Comedy

Stand-ups are good value when it comes to memoirs. Show-offs by profession they combine a knack for self-lacerating storytelling with an often …

Books of the year 2013: Fiction

In the year when Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize sealed the status of the short story, don’t forget that in Britain we belatedly discovered another doyenne …

Paris Review - An Interview

Sybille Bedford<p>Issue 126, Spring 1993<p>Sybille Bedford's latest novel, <i>Jigsaw</i>, was published in 1989 to great acclaim. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and prepublication extracts of it appeared in <i>The New Yorker</i>. It was her first novel in fifteen years, during which she had written the …

Paris Review - Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203

Interviewed by Sam Weller<p>Issue 192, Spring 2010<p>Bradbury in 1978.<p>Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack–era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back. A few years ago, …

Books of the year 2013: War

Private Alex Stringer, of the Royal Logistic Corps, was 20 when he was blown up in Afghanistan: "The reason I lost my left leg so high up is because …

Books of the year 2013: Sport

The memoir is the staple diet in sports publishing, and this has been a particularly full-on year for them. The more honest the better, of course, …

Books of the year 2013: Politics

There is no argument about what is the 2013 political book of the year. Charles Moore has lived since 1997 with the task of producing Margaret …

Books of the year 2013: Poetry

<b>The Selected Poems of Robert Graves</b> (1895-1985) (Faber, £15.99), edited by Michael Longley, is a superb re-introduction to a vastly influential poet …

Here Be Monsters

Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps<p>by Chet Van Duzer<p>London: The British Library, 143 pp., $35.00 (Distributed in the US by the University …

Margaret Atwood on the show-stopping Isak Dinesen

On the Danish 50-kroner banknote there's a portrait of Isak Dinesen. It's signed Karen Blixen, which is how she is known in Denmark. She's shown at the age of 60 or so, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and a fur collar, and looking very glamorous indeed.<p>I first saw Dinesen when I was 10, in a photo shoot …

Writers bring a lifetime of experience to the page

2013 was a very good year for writers with many years behind them.<p>When she was 81 years old, author<p>Alice Munropublished her 16th short story collection, "Dear Life," and told Canadian news outlets that she was done with writing. At 82, after she won the 2013Nobel Prizefor Literature, Munro admitted …

The Mountain | Christopher DeWeese

Go and tell the mountain<br>that now is not the time<br>to pull us closer to the sun.<br>If you’re going, take this flag<br>and stab it with the mountain,<br>the view …

Kids book recommendation site launched

A new book recommendation website is aimed at helping children navigate away from the bestsellers and leading brands. <br>Bookseekers recommends …

Books

Reading Pride and Prejudice for My Mother

I've lost count of how many times I've read <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>. I've even lost count of how many copies of it I've owned over the years. The clothbound Penguin classic version I bought on a whim this year... the professor-approved editions with full appendixes and introductions... the generic …

Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniatures, by Stefan Zweig – review

Is Stefan Zweig a) "the incarnation of humanism"(Clive James), or b) a "professional adorer, schmoozer, inheritor and collector", whose work "just tastes fake" (Michael Hofmann)? The publication of Zweig's <i>Sternstunden der Menschheit</i> (1927/1940) in a new English translation by Anthea Bell may help …

Best Children's Books of 2013

CHILDREN'S<p>Released: Nov. 5, 2013<p>Reviewed: Sept. 18, 2013<p>CHILDREN'S<p>Released: Nov. 5, 2013<p>"An exemplary addition to an always thought-provoking series. …

PW Picks: Books of the Week, December 2, 2013

This week, a must-have anthology of one of literature's great characters, new Michael Connelly, and a doomed Arctic expedition. Plus: a man who's …

Trainspotting declared Scotland's favourite novel

Irvine Welsh's grimy novel of addiction Trainspotting has emerged as the public's favourite Scottish novel of the past 50 years in a poll which was run by Scottish Book Trust.<p>The book featuring heroin addict Mark Renton and a cast of transgressive characters including con artist Sick Boy and …

10 Favourite Scottish Novels

<b>The public's picks of the 10 best Scottish novels of the last 50 years</b><p>As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, we asked you to vote for your favourite …