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A rolling feed of our favourite literary resources.

Source: BibliokleptPublished on 2019-07-17
Despite having a pretty large TBR stack, I killed this afternoon’s spare hour at my favorite used bookstore. This particular bookstore is a maze of used books, labyrinthine walls of books, with ever-mutating shelves growing from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. I confess I don’t always stoop low—I get old, I get dizzy—but stooping low to look for something else&nbs...
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2019-07-17
The White House has been at odds with congressional Democrats about the decision to subpoena the former special counsel Robert Mueller
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2019-07-17
Amanda Petrusich writes on “Face/Off,” a Shakespearean reënactment of the 1997 action film of the same name, written by two staffers at “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and performed in Prospect Park.
 
Source: The MillionsPublished on 2019-07-17
Doppelgängers ran rampart in literature long before the Internet made identity theft a daily occurrence. For the Guardian, Laurence Scott recounts the best books featuring doppelgängers, from Shakespeare to Agatha Christie and Philip Roth to Joanna Kavenna. “There are many ways to steal a face, and not all of them rely on the supernatural,” Scott writes. “The string of ...
 
Source: The Digital ReaderPublished on 2019-07-17
I have probably told you this once or twice, but one reason I don't listen to audiobooks is the authors I like to read often use made up names that are almost unrecognizable when spoken aloud.

This is a common problem in fantasy and science fiction, and when listening to audiobooks it has often left me scratching my head and wondering what did I just hear.

Audible is workin...
 
Source: Guardian BooksPublished on 2019-07-17
Judges praise winning novel Rosewater for its ‘winning combination of science fictional invention and sly wit’

British Yoruba author Tade Thompson has won the Arthur C Clarke award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction novels, for Rosewater, his alien invasion novel set in a future Africa.

Opening in 2066, in the aftermath of an alien invasion...
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2019-07-17
Colin Stokes and Ellis Rosen joke about the facial expressions that accompany the emotional journey of finishing the New York *Times* crossword puzzle.
 
Source: LA Review of BooksPublished on 2019-07-17
MITHU SANYAL’S Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo is a book about what we talk about when we talk about rape and how we talk about rape. Sanyal tackles some thorny questions, among them the sensationalism that surrounds rape, the pressures we place on victims to speak out, and our dominant narrative of female sexual victimization. Her work is meticulous and stands on the shoulders of second-...
 
Source: The RumpusPublished on 2019-07-17
Her name is Carmen, the pastor’s niece.

Her Sunday best is yellow.

Yellow like banana pudding, cool and smooth and soft. Her dress is summer wanting and church flattering, summon you to see her in it and think the word ebony. She slips through the parish and into the front of everything like light through the stained glass windows. She is welcomed by the church before...
 
Source: New Yorker / CulturePublished on 2019-07-17
Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss “Realism,” by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem “The Human Heart.”
 
Source: Writer’s ReliefPublished on 2019-07-17
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At Writer’s Relief, we understand how important it is to use the right word for the job. But it’s not always easy to know which word IS the right one! Knowing whether to use among or between can be a challenge for even the most skillful writers. So if you find yourself scratching your head ...
 
Source: Writer’s ReliefPublished on 2019-07-17
Submit To Our Peter K. Hixson Award

DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
At Writer’s Relief, we understand how important it is to use the right word for the job. But it’s not always easy to know which word IS the right one! Knowing whether to use among or between can be a challenge for even the most skillful writers. So if you find yourself scratching your head ...
 
Source: Literary HubPublished on 2019-07-17
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Colson Whitehead’s new book, The Nickel Boys, came out yesterday. Inspired by the horrific true story of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, an institution in Florida that was once the largest juvenile reform school in the US, The Nickel Boys follows two young African-American boys, Elwood and Turner, during the Jim Crow era in Tallah...
 
Source: Literary HubPublished on 2019-07-17
Powell’s employees were among a group on Monday night that protested a reading at the bookstore by Blake Nelson, a Portland author whose recent work and public statements have drawn on extremist right-wing rhetoric.

Nelson’s newest book, The Red Pill—published by Bombardier Books in June—references the online misogynistic movement of the same name and features a...
 
Source: The Digital ReaderPublished on 2019-07-17
Earlier today I got a question over on The Digital Reader's Facebook page that I thought deserved to be answered in a blog post.

I had posted a warning about how the latest version of the Pretty Links URL redirection plugin is causing issues on a lot of WP sites. Sites are crashing and/or links aren't working, and anyone who uses this plugin is advised to avoid updating it until the n...
 
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