Literature

August 31, 2020, 12:34pm The first trailer for the upcoming CBS miniseries The Stand—the latest in a seemingly never-ending stream of big-budget, star-studded adaptation of Stephen King novels—dropped last night during the MTV Video Music Awards (which is apparently still a thing) and fans are pumped (I’m guessing. I haven’t checked.) Now, despite hearing many
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The following story “The Language of Cats and Dogs” is from Susan Minot’s collection of stories Why I Don’t Write. Susan Minot’s first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Étranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide best seller and became a major motion picture. She received
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TODAY: In 1992,  Mary Norton, author of The Borrowers series, dies. “Animals aren’t just repositories for human meanings, even if we unthinkingly use them to reflect our own selves and concerns.” Helen Macdonald offers some hard-won wisdom for writing about the natural world. | Lit Hub Craft “You were a sweet and powerful man, walking through the fire of your time.”
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We could all use a little self help in 2020! This year has thrown us nonstop hurdles in life with no better time to tap into our subconscious and learn some quick and easy ways to cope. Thanks to best selling author and celebrity hypnotist Kimberly Friedmutter’s September 1st release of her soft back version of Subconscious Power: Use
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August 27, 2020, 3:29pm With this year’s Independent Bookstore Day occurring at a particularly rough time for booksellers, the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland has decided to make a statement and stop selling through Amazon. In a statement, owner Emily Powell notes that the occasion, this year, feels “especially weighty,” prompting them to take action
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Empires and imperialism have been popular themes for poets over the centuries. The tone has often been elegiac: the impermanence of empires, their inevitably decay, and the moral and political problems the very idea of colonialism and imperialism suggest, are all frequent themes of poems about empire. Here’s our pick of ten of the best.
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