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There is never a dull moment in this, the original addiction memoir, by the celebrated and supremely talented contemporary of Coleridge and Wordsworth<p>Ever since Alexander Pope’s liberating declaration that “the proper study of mankind is man”, there’s been a strong thread of intimate life-writing …

Literature

Violent, absent, angry, sad and doubting: Saints and “father issues”

The Church is well aware that not every family is a beautiful unity of a father, a mother and children.<p>In America, June 18 is Father’s Day, and it is …

How Did We Read in the Past?

Abigail Williams— On April 15th, 1802, Dorothy and William Wordsworth took one of the most significant walks in literary history. They set out in …

Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries

When bookmobiles brought literature to your doorstep.<p>The New York Public Library, the Queens Library, and the Brooklyn Public Library have just …

Bernie Sanders Shows How Religious Ignorance Breeds Progressive Intolerance

Vermont’s junior senator could use a remedial course in the text and meaning of the Constitution.<p>If your political sun has been rising and setting on …

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

The Brazilian Novelist Who Inspired Borges, Márquez, and Amado

Machado De Assis’ 1881 “posthumous novel” is a seminal text for Latin American mastersMachado De AssisA few months ago, I was talking books with a …

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book …

Books

Two new Sylvia Plath poems have been discovered, and they are chilling

People often roll their eyes at young women going through what is often called their “Sylvia Plath phase,” but for most of us, that phase never …

Literature

24 Incredible Books You Should Read This Summer

The season’s new books include smart thrillers and sprawling family dramas.<p>A wrestler sets his sights on the NCAA championship; a man goes on a statewide search for his missing son. A trends forecaster learns to cope with the market’s return to IRL experiences; an ex-musician reflects on his glory …

16 new books that are perfect to take to your summer holiday

<i>This article originally appeared on Vogue.co.uk</i>

Paul Theroux Picks ‘The Structures of Everyday Life’ as a Book He Can’t Live Without

The noted fiction and nonfiction author celebrates Fernand Braudel’s illuminating history of quotidian objects and practices, from coffee drinking to …

Books

How A Man Born Without Eyes Plays Video Games

Toby Ott is 27 years old. He’s been playing video games since he was five, when he first tried out <i>Mortal Kombat</i> in an arcade. Which sounds like a …

A Quick Primer for Stephen King's Entire Body of Work

Which books to start with, which books to skip.<p>It may not be fashionable to say it, but Stephen King is one of the most gifted and prolific American …

Horror

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read | Inc.com

Biographies of inspirational figures, leadership how-to titles, and management case studies will all give you great insights on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader, but if that's all you read, you're really not getting a well-rounded diet of books.<p>Scientific research and much admired leaders …

Literature

Sorry, But You Have Been Pronouncing Roald Dahl's Name Wrong This Whole Time

James and the Giant WTF?

Texas Prisons Ban Books by Langston Hughes, But ‘Mein Kampf’ Stays

It turns out the laws governing which books are available to Texas prison inmates are capriciously enforced, at best. Complex reports that Sojourner Truth, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and other black literary icons are all banned from their libraries, where instances of the N-word or “deviant …

Discover “The Ghost Club,” the Historic Paranormal Society Whose Members Included Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle & W.B. Yeats

If you were to ask a random group of reasonably well-educated 21st century people to name the most pressing issues of the 1800s, you would likely …

Our dystopian future isn’t found in '1984' — it’s 'Brave New World' and 'Infinite Jest'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set a high bar for developers at the company's annual Build conference last week with a slightly off-putting challenge: …

Literature

The digital revolution was expected to kill traditional publishing. But print books are ever more beautifully designed and lovingly cherished<p>Books have always had a fetishistic quality to them, with their dusty secretiveness. Now, though, it feels like we’re living through a special moment in the …

Books

Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita

<i>What would your good be doing if there were no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it?</i><p>Stalinism was at its height …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry

When I think of poetry that packs a sensory punch — that gives me the chills, that makes my hair stand on end — I think of Rainer Maria Rilke’s …

Reasons Behind Muslim Anger Towards The West – Analysis

In the last year or so, many countries, either within coalitions, or on a solitary basis have been striking at ISIS where it is supposed to be based. …

An Outstanding Introduction to Biblical Theology

Written by: Justin TaylorStephen Wellum, professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is the co-author (with Peter …

10 Strengths (and 10 Dangers) of Systematic Theology

Systematic theology is the discipline of looking to the entire Bible to determine what God says about a given topic. It answers the question “What …

Four Reasons To Believe Jesus Was Really Crucified

Did Jesus really die on the Cross? Are the modern skeptics correct in promoting a narrative of myth or the swoon theory? Matt Nelson helps clear up …

The Master Builder and His Community of Living Stones

<b>Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A – May 14th, 2017</b>The mystery of our spiritual union with Christ lies at the heart of the liturgy for the Fifth Sunday …

Stendhal Syndrome - When Art is Overwhelming

May 7, 2017<p>Eli Anapur is a pseudonym of Biljana Puric. A staff writer and editor at Widewalls, Biljana holds Master’s Degrees in Film Aesthetics from …

Books to Get Your Teens Talking

1<p>Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights. But during a camp party, someone slips something in her drink. …