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Everything I Know About America I Learned from Stephen King

<b>1.</b> <br>Back in 1975, <b>Stephen King</b> began <i>‘Salem’s Lot</i>, his second novel, with an epigraph from <b>George Seferis</b>: “Old friend, what are you looking for?/ After …

50 Of The Best Books You Haven’t Read By Authors You Already Love – Flavorwire

Looking for something to read but don’t want to stray too far from the authors you know and love? Seeking undiscovered literary gems to talk about at dinner parties? Want to delve into the backlist of a certain Great American Author?<p>Read more on flavorwire.com

9 Rare, Never-Before-Seen Johnny Cash Photos From 'LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash'

Next month marks the 10th anniversary of Johnny Cash's death. The new book <i>LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash</i> is coming out in honor of the legendary musician.<p>This book is the launch of a joint collaboration between LIFE and Sony Music Entertainment. They will release an illustrated biography as well as a CD …

Does It Matter That Atheists Are Smarter Than Believers?

News just in, guaranteed to stir smug nods from non-believers and incite irritation among the devout: intelligence correlates negatively with religious belief. You may have seen similar - or contradictory -- reports in the past. That's because scores of studies have asked if religiosity is …

Authorship Isn't Just About Writing: The Creation, Production and Promotion of Books for the Marketplace

Years ago an episode of <i>Sex and the City</i> featured Carrie dating a fellow writer. In one scene he's telling her about a photo shoot he has to go to when he jokingly says, "I love being a writer. There's so little writing involved." To anyone who spends their days agonizing over their writing and …

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain: 7 Fiction Authors Whose Careers Were Extended By Ghostwriters

1. Robert Ludlum<p>Robert Ludlum is best known for his Bourne series, which were blockbuster books in their own rights before Matt Damon and Doug Liman turned them into cinematic hits, but Ludlum had a sprawling career writing spy novels before he died in 2001. But death was not the end of Ludlum’s …

12 Horror Movies You NEED To See (VIDEO)

When an innocent, wide-eyed girl spends her fourteenth year reading nothing but the Brontës, V.C. Andrews, and Stephen King, something happens to her brain.<p>At least, something happened to mine.<p>The gothic <i>Jane Eyre</i> and the mad <i>Wuthering Heights</i> got all muddled up with <i>Flowers in the Attic</i> and It and <i>The</i> …

The Casual Versatility of Some Hardworking Writers

And literature's MVP (Most Versatile Producer) is...<p>Actually, I'm not sure. But any author who can write very different types of novels deserves an award.<p>For instance, I finally read <i>The Casual Vacancy</i> this month, and was struck by how un-<i>Harry Potter</i>-like much of that impressive book is. Sure, J.K. …

Kafka by Reiner Stach, review

Lawyer, clerk, hypochondriac, comedian: a new biography allows Tim Martin to see a great writer’s many selves.<p>"Dear Sir,” the reader wrote, “You have made me unhappy. I bought your Metamorphosis as a present for my cousin, but she doesn’t know what to make of the story. My cousin gave it to her …

“It’s not really about dressing up. It’s about the past, and the ghosts.” Ted Scheinman on Beaufort’s annual Pirate Invasion: http://tpr.ly/127GNhI. #longreads

“There’s an expectation around writers of science fiction, which I sometimes am, that we’re predictors of the future, that that is the business of science fiction. Which we’re not, and never were.” A conversation with writer Warren Ellis: http://tpr.ly/13o3gKs.

9 Most Overlooked Novels Of 2013 (So Far)

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>There are too many novels published every year to be able to read just the most accomplished ones. Timing is maybe the trickiest element of publishing: An excellent novel can be published the same day Stephen King’s latest is out or the same day another novel with a …

Praising Presley

Elvis Presley died on this day in 1977. The closing pages of Peter Guralnick’s monumental two-volume biography — <i>Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of</i> …

Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion Has Plenty Of Paisley And A Few Haters (PHOTOS)

Today, we're looking back at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion as we pay tribute to "The King" (who died on this day in 1977). Presley spent twenty years at the nearly 14-acre estate, modifying the home to fit his...particular...taste. Think: The famous gate with musical notes, a meditation garden …

Charles Bukowski Birthday: 7 Of the Famous Author's Best Quotes

Today would be Charles Bukowski's 93rd birthday. In honor of the literary great, here are some of his best quotes.<p>Are these quotes making you eager to read some of the great author's work? Well, you're in luck. His publisher, HarperCollins, is celebrating his birthday by offering special ebook …

10 Forgotten Classics You Need To Read

They are called classics for a reason, as I discovered after reading about 400 novels for my new book, <i>The Novel, An Alternative History: 1600-1800</i> (Bloomsbury). Thousands of novels were published around the world during these two centuries as it gradually overcame poetry and the drama to become the …

Celebrate Charles Bukowski’s Birthday With Iconic Black Sparrow Press Book Covers

John Martin published works by luminaries like Robert Duncan, Theodore Dreiser, Joyce Carol Oates, and D.H. Lawrence, but he will always be known as …

The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors

It’s no secret that writers can be quite particular about their writing tools. Some might call it an obsession or fetish, but the pens, pencils, …

10 of Literature’s Most Unreliable Narrators

It was 55 years ago today that Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel <i>Lolita</i> was first published in the US. Nabokov’s remarkable prose is as evocative …

Literature

A Field Guide to Uncommon Punctuation

‽<p>A threatened species, the Red-Spotted Interrobang is rarely spotted in the papers of college students seeking to impress their sort-of-cute graduate …

Birds

40 Trashy Novels You Must Read Before You Die

First things first: the history of the novel is already tangled up with the notion of “trash.” Peruse the great 19th-century realist novels — …

Books

Insanely Accurate Bic Pen Drawing Of Stephen Hawking

This is an ultra realistic picture of Stephen Hawking drawn entirely in black Bic pen by my buddy Jesse Starr (of Bic pen Christopher Walken, Optimus …

Stephen Fry explains what a hateful, terrible thing is the Daily Mail

National treasure Stephen Fry published an open letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the International Olympic Committee asking them to move …

Timing is Everything in This Shadow Stencil Graffiti

Street artist ABOVE created a stencil graffiti on a street in Shoreditch, London, that looks quite odd during the daytime. But it turns out that …

Body Systems, Cute Illustrations That Identify Different Parts of the Human Anatomy

Kansas City, Missouri-based artist Rachel Ignotofsky created <i>Body Systems</i>, a cute series of illustrations that identify different parts of the human …

Illustrations by Remko Heemskerk

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