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Brasch WordsIN a Pennsylvania Town, a Cold Shoulder for the Freezing Homeless

Recently. as a requirement for a literature symposium. I was forced to read a number of "great" late 19th Century short stories, most of which were far from great, much less enjoyable.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Literature shapes transnational fields of medicine

In a 2005 lecture at King's College London, before an audience of scholars and practitioners in literature and medicine, physician and editor-in-chief of The Lancet Richard Horton called for a new literature of public health for the current global era.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Worlds to explore at BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers

Over the years, the BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers has played host to some the industry's brightest stars.

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Examiner.com

Interview with Provencal Chef Alain Llorca of France

Provence is a region of France that has been the most romanticized in travel literature and it is where most local and international tourists flock to for the moderate climate, the scenic coast, the museums and history, Cannes film festival, easy access to Monaco, and the food and wine.

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Related Topix: France, France Travel, Travel, Europe, World News, Europe Travel, Arts, Alain Ducasse, Life, Food, Chefs, Cannes, France Travel,

Forbes.com

Dealing In Science Fiction Classics At Readercon

Every year in July, writers and readers of fiction gather for Readercon , in Burlington, MA.

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BrothersJudd Blog

There's Literature and There's Chick Lit:

BOOKSTORES AND LIBRARIES CAN DIVIDE up their books however they want, but there are really only two important categories: boy books and girl books.

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Renewable Music

N is for Non-Stop

We tend to have a lot invested in the habit that a piece of music is taken in in a single stretch.

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Examiner.com

3 Reasons The Graphic Novel Deserves A Place in The Literary Canon

If one were to ask an English professor if a graphic novel were to be counted as capital-L Literature, many would scoff at the very idea.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Advocate

Clash of the Classics: 'Maurice' vs. 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

After compiling a list of the most essential LGBT movies , The Advocate is pitting the top 32 entries against one another in a series of one-on-one face-offs.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Maurice, Transgender, Rupert Graves, Arts

Daily Kos

Books So Bad They're Good: The Joys of Condensed Literature

This should not be a surprise to anyone - I've already written about her love for mysteries, some of them surprisingly racy - but looking back it's something of a shock to realize that she probably read a book every week or two.

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The Independent

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue Chris Green is Senior Reporter at The Independent.

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Star Tribune

Talking Volumes authors for 2014 include Richard Ford, Azar Nafisi

The 2014 Talking Volumes lineup includes literary heavy hitters in a rich variety of topic areas, from the history of God to the role of literature in a democracy.

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Transitions Online

Ajla Terzic: A Not So Simple Life

The Bosnian novelist and journalist talks about growing up in wartime, Yugoslav pop, and why Bosnia needs to move on.

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Public Broadcasting Service

GP at the Met: The Look of Unrequited Love in Werther

Jules Massenet's opera Werther is a tragic romance based on Goethe's autobiographical novel The Sorrows of Young Werther , the epitome of the Sturm und Drang Romantic movement in German literature.

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CiteULike

Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion may contain a locus for recessive early-onset Parkinson's disease.

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Rose Senehi Presents Her Latest Blue Ridge Novel

On Saturday, July 12th at 2 p.m. Rose Senehi will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her latest novel, Dancing on Rocks.

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Vibe

Queen Of Street Literature Wahida Clark Talks New Book and Cash Money Deal

Starting her writing career while serving a 10 1/2 prison sentence, and receiving advice from prison mate Martha Stewart, the official queen of street literature Wahida Clark is not putting the pencil down anytime soon.

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Canada.com

For Kids: A magical book of adventure

Saving Houdini, the dust-jacket flap tells us, is Michael Redhill's first book for young readers.

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Iol.co.za

The books that send us to sleep

Despite all the hype surrounding this year's high-brow best-seller, Capital In The 21st Century by Left-wing French economist Thomas Piketty, a survey has revealed that more than a quarter of those who picked up the 685-page tome never got past page 26, and only just over 2 percent of readers finished it.

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Tehran Times

Iranian children's writer Azar Yazdi literary award established

An Azar Yazdi Award is on display after the unveiling ceremony in Tehran on July 9, 2014.

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