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20 Literary Tattoos That Can Melt Every Book Lover's Heart

Before you die, make sure you get one of these inked on yourself.

Literature

No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, that august Hall of Fame on Audubon Terrace in northern Manhattan, which is to the arts what Cooperstown is to baseball. He’s been a …

Books

Mr. Ratchett Is Dead Again

WHY DID SIDNEY LUMET in 1974 and Kenneth Branagh in 2017 go to the trouble of assembling star-studded casts to revisit Agatha Christie’s ingenious …

Books

Trump Is A 'Fraud, The Evil Sum Of His Deficiencies' Famed American Author Philip Roth Says

The famed American author Philip Roth excoriated President Donald Trump, calling him an "evil sum of his deficiencies" and a "massive fraud" in an …

Donald Trump

A Linguistic Guide to Donald Trump's Scatological Insults

Shithole, shithouse. Tomato, tomato.<p>Did Donald Trump use the word <i>shithole</i> when referring to African countries in a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy, or did he actually say <i>shithouse</i>? These are the scatological depths to which our political discourse has sunk.<p>Let’s stipulate that …

Donald Trump

David Simon is adapting Philip Roth's 'The Plot Against America' for television

David Simon, the award-winning writer and producer of the hit series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “The Wire,” is adapting Philip Roth's novel “The Plot Against America” into a six-part television miniseries.<p>The news was announced in a New York Times interview with Roth, which noted that Simon …

Philip Roth

Forevermore: 9 Quotes From Other Authors About Poe - Signature Reads

In celebration of what would have been Edgar Allan Poe’s 209th birthday, it behooves us to look realistically at the author’s cultural footprint — few have managed to blaze as many trails in as many genres, and above all, actually be remembered for it.<p>Poe isn’t without his detractors, as you’ll …

Culture

Philip Roth calls Trump a 'massive fraud,' sounds off on sexual assault, Springsteen

Philip Roth has not changed his opinion of Donald Trump.<p>When asked recently about today's America, the author did not hold back.<p>"No one (except …

New Jersey

Philip Roth Slams Trump, Talks Masculinity in New Interview

The 84-year-old novelist also discusses culture of toxic masculinity in wide-ranging New York Times interview<p>Novelist Philip Roth has emerged from …

Philip Roth

Valentine's Day poems for him and her - top 10 romantic wishes to write in your loved one's card

You've snared the perfect Valentine's gift, you've booked a table at that intimate restaurant and have got your hands on the perfect card that …

Literature

Webs of Fiction | Emma Glass

I lost myself in a book recently. I read the book each day; I was entirely absorbed in the story. I eventually found my way out of it, 1,368 pages …

Authors

Susan Sontag (1933–2004)

Contributor<p>Susan Sontag<p>(1933 - 2004)<p>At the age of fifteen the writer Susan Sontag noted in her diary that <i>The Magic Mountain</i> was “a book for all of …

Literature

Luka Kain captivates in raw, insightful LGBTQ+ musical ‘Saturday Church’

<b>Grade: 4.0/5.0</b>“Saturday Church,” writer-director Damon Cardasis’ first feature, is a tender coming-out story that doubles as an intimate musical. It …

Student Journalism

See the First FAHRENHEIT 451 Trailer

It may seem like HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 adaptation is particularly relevant these days, driven by the current political climate, but it’s a film that …

Ray Bradbury

Frankenstein 200: America's science museums celebrate the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankestein with a free, amazing transmedia experience

Joey Eschrich from ASU's Center for Science and Imagination writes, "To celebrate the official 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s …

Mary Shelley

Syndicate’s George Orwell-Inspired Lookbook Is Perfect for These Times

<b>Brand:</b> Syndicate Original<p><b>Season:</b> FW18<p><b>Key Pieces:</b> For those looking to add a little mystique to their wardrobe this winter, get your hands on the long …

George Orwell

Philip Roth on Life as a Retired Writer, Kaveh Akbar’s Poetic Gratitude, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Literature

Two Book Tango: Frankenstein: 1818 Text and Frankenstein in Baghdad

Welcome to another installment of Two Book Tango: an ongoing series in which Unbound Worlds pairs two titles that go well together. Today’s pair-up …

Culture

Tuesday New Release Day: Lee; Wirkus; Block; Phillips; Johnson

Out this week: <i>Everything Here Is Beautiful</i> by <b>Mira T. Lee</b>; <i>The Infinite Future</i> by <b>Tim Wirkus</b>; <i>Oliver Loving</i> by <b>Stefan Merrill Block</b>; <i>Wild Is the Wind</i> by</b> …

Jane Jacobs

Philip Roth, crabby literary lion, has wonderfully vicious thoughts on Trump

In one admittedly long sentence, Philip Roth gets the essence of the president<p>Definitively retired, totally crabby, Man Booker and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Roth spoke to The New York Times in an interview published Monday, and man, does the revered American writer have thoughts on thoughts …

Entertainment

Lost in (mis)translation? English take on Korean novel has critics up in arms

A row over Han Kang’s award-winning novella The Vegetarian highlights the unavoidable difficulties of importing a novel from a very different language – but literal translation too often results in poor books<p>Another week, another round in what I shall henceforth refer to as Han Kang-gate – though …

Lifestyle (Canada)

17 Great Authors Who Wrote While Standing

“<i>At the first symptoms of indigestion, book-keepers, entry-clerks, authors, and editors should get a telescope-desk. Literary occupations need not</i> …

Authors

See A Famous Monster Come Alive In 'Frankenstein: The 1818 Text'

<i>And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper.</i><p><i>Frankenstein</i> is embedded in the public imagination. It carries challenging and often uncomfortable motifs — doubling, parenthood, feminism, loneliness, the righteous anger of the outcast, the equally transformative powers of love …

Culture

David Walliams is biggest selling author of 2017

David Walliams was the biggest-selling author of 2017, overtaking JK Rowling with sales of more than £16 million from his children’s books.<p>The writer and television presenter outsold fellow children’s authors Julia Donaldson and Philip Pullman, thriller writers James Patterson and Dan Brown, and TV …

Books

‘Frankenstein’ still speaks to very modern fears

From the fevered imagination of a young woman rose a creature so diabolical and vengeful that it has haunted us for two centuries. The beast was …

Literature

How Ernest Hemingway Became an “Overnight Success”

In late 1921, a young Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley, took off and moved to Paris.<p>They settled into a tiny apartment with no running water, …

Ernest Hemingway

Catch-22: George Clooney to direct, star in Hulu's limited series adaptation of Joseph Heller novel

<b>Pasadena (California)</b>: George Clooney is directing and starring in a TV series version of the novel <i>Catch-22</i>.<p>Streaming service Hulu said on Sunday …

George Clooney

A Teaser Trailer for Fahrenheit 451: A New Film Adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Ever-Relevant Novel

From HBO comes a teaser trailer for an upcoming adaptation of Ray Bradbury's <i>Fahrenheit 451,</i> a film that went in today production a year before the …

Culture

New spider species named after Harry Potter, GoT characters

The chosen characters include Lord Varys from the Game of Thrones and Aragog from the Harry Potter series. The new spider species, discovered by …

Harry Potter

Mystery: Hours before his death, Edgar Allan Poe was found in the gutter, disheveled and raving

It’s a mystery the father of detective fiction may have penned himself: On a dark and stormy election night in 1849, a newspaperman hurrying to …

Edgar Allan Poe