Famous Novels to read

Famous Novels to read

NOVEMBER 22, 2017

This tumultuous tale of life in a bleak farmhouse on the Yorkshire moors is a popular set text for GCSE and A-level English study, but away from the demands of the classroom it’s easier to enjoy its drama and intensity. Populated largely by characters whose inability to control their own emotions leads to violence and revenge…

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Must-read American Literature

Must-read American Literature

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

If you ve read On the Road, you re one up on me - I never could get through it, despite many attempts. Maybe the next time will be the charm. Nonetheless, it is (with Allen Ginsberg…

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Authors on Twitter

Authors on Twitter

NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Twittervision Teju Cole in New York City. Photograph: Tim Knox You d think it natural that writers would be good at Twitter – after all, words are their bread and butter. However, some authors have found themselves host to extremely boring feeds, or have misread the medium altogether, never quite understanding what a mention…

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Modern coming of age novels

Modern coming of age novels

NOVEMBER 07, 2017

I hate Catcher in the Rye: a novel about a privileged Upper East Side kid who doesn’t like exclusive prep schools and has a fun day at various hotels and ice skating rinks while figuring his relatively easy life out. If you are the son of a billionaire hedge fund manager, then perhaps Catcher in the Rye is the perfect coming…

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Authors of American Literature

Authors of American Literature

NOVEMBER 02, 2017

Video: Contemporary American Literature: Authors and Major Works This lesson helps you decipher pieces of contemporary American literature by looking at famous examples from some of the greatest authors of the time. Chapter 10 / Lesson 2 Transcript Click next lesson whenever you finish a lesson and quiz. Got It You now have…

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American classic Novels Literature

American classic Novels Literature

OCTOBER 28, 2017

The Space Merchants | More Than Human | The Long Tomorrow | The Shrinking Man | Double Star | The Stars My Destination | A Case of Conscience | Who? |The Big Time Edited by Gary K. Wolfe “Here is literary irony at glorious work: The Library of America has issued a gorgeous two-volume collection of novels, American Science Fiction:…

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Best American novels of the 20th century

Best American novels of the 20th century

OCTOBER 23, 2017

Another Great American: the Statue of Liberty. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters I read and digested your comments. I agonised and I performed sweeping U-turns across the American canon. I have re-jigged the novelists to produce a final list that still does not include David Foster Wallace, Marilynne Robinson, Harper Lee or anyone…

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New books by African American authors

New books by African American authors

OCTOBER 18, 2017

Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover’s white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI’s hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing. Drawing on nearly 14, pages of newly released FBI files, F.B. Eyes exposes…

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American male Writers

American male Writers

OCTOBER 13, 2017

Vanity Fair contributing editor Elissa Schappell posted on Facebook Wednesday after novelist Amanda Filipacchi observed the trend: Women Writers take heed, you are being erased on Wikipedia. It would appear that in order to make room for male writers, women novelists (such as Amy Tan, Harper Lee, Donna Tartt and 300 others)…

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Native American Authors

Native American Authors

OCTOBER 08, 2017

Louise Erdrich was born in 1954, in Little Falls, Minnesota and grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota where her parents worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She received an M.A. degree from the John Hopkins University in 1979. Erdrich s fiction and poetry, draws on her Chippewa heritage to examine complex familial and sexual…

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