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1 hr ago | Town Topics

Browning Desks, Tea Kettle on Display In Firestone Library, Rare Books Dept.

WOULD WOOD COULD SPEAK: The writing desk used by Elizabeth Barrett Browning as she worked on her poems in Italy is on display in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library.

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Princeton University, Arts

3 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

Rare duplicate of Chinese classic to open to public

A rare duplicate of a classic Chinese book will be open to the public free of charge in an east China city starting on Friday, local authorities said.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Arts,

7 hrs ago | USA Today

'Mad World': Lori Majewski chats about her New Wave book

But I learned so much from your book. Exactly, and that's how the book came about.

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Related Topix: Devo, New-Wave, Dance, Pop/Rock, Spandau Ballet, New Order, The Smiths, Arts

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Play within a book finds its way to the stage

It took playwright Lindsay Cochrane a few attempts to convince novelist Yann Martel that his Beatrice and Virgil could be turned into a play.

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Related Topix: Books, Life of Pi, Arts

BroadwayWorld.com

Archipelago Books Offers Discount on Select Titles for National Poetry Month

Archipelago Books is offering 60% off select titles in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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Related Topix: Arts

USA Today

New Eggers novel; Hillary Clinton subject of new book

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Gone Girl, Books, Violent Crime, HRC, Arts

The News Tribune

Finalists announced for best translated books

Bolano's "The Unknown University," translated by Laura Healy, is a poetry nominee.

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Related Topix: Arts, University of Rochester

Lifehack.org

35 Brilliant Short Books Anyone Can Find The Time To Read

If you lead a busy life, settling down to read a book may seem unfeasible. If you're disappointed by this, yet keen to indulge in classic literature, you can find solace in the less demanding world of novellas.

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Related Topix: Arts

Hilobrow

Huntingtower

Huntingtower was a departure for John Buchan. Published between the third and fourth of his tremendous Richard Hannay novels, the book's protagonist is not a soldier-turned-spy, but instead a retired Scottish grocer who joins a quixotic effort to rescue a Russian noblewoman from Bolsheviks.

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Related Topix: Arts

Chicago Reader

The Book of Unknown Americans features a pair of powerhouse immigrant oral histories

No story is as deserving of an oral history as the immigrant's tale; even the quietest one is, in its own way, epic.

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Related Topix: Arts, Wilmington, DE, Chicago, IL

Foster's Daily Democrat

a Letters About Literaturea semi-finalists selected

The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library has announced semi-finalists for the 2014 Letters about Literature competition.

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Related Topix: New Hampshire, Arts, Education Etc.

Newtownabbey Today

Children's Laureate visits Hazelwood College

Children's Laureate and acclaimed author Malorie Blackman visited Hazelwood Integrated College recently as part of the Arts Council's 'Stories Tour'.

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Related Topix: Arts, Libraries

USA Today

Exclusive trailer reveal: 'Burning Dawn' by Gena Showalter

HEA gets to give you the first look at the trailer for Gena Showalter's upcoming April 29 release, 'Burning Dawn.'

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Related Topix: Arts

Go Local

Central MA College Standout: Smith College's Megan Baker

Smith sophomore Megan Baker will be putting her education and passion for community to use in Washington DC this summer.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Smith College, Northampton, MA, Arts, Education Etc., Clark University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

Feast on 50 dishes from 50 novels

Last year, writer-art director Dinah Fried posted five "photographic recreations of meals from classic and contemporary literature," dishes she assembled and styled herself.

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Related Topix: Arts, Lewis Carroll, Vocal

The Star Online

Sublime Sue Townsend: Celebrated comic writer, playwright and journalist

Sue Townsend, who died last Thursday aged 68 after suffering from a stroke, was one of Britain's most celebrated comic writers as well as novelist, playwright and journalist.

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Related Topix: Arts, Wedding

Ballard News-Tribune

Ballard writer Laurie Blauner still finding truth in her imagination

Laurie Blauner had a smile in her voice as much as on her face. She wanted to talk poetry-my poetry, her poetry-and prose and the combination of the two that her work has become.

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Related Topix: Arts

Emirates News Agency

Abdullah bin Zayed honours winners of Emirates Novel Award

ABU DHABI, 14th April 2014 - Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan honoured winners of the debut Emirates Novel Award during a ceremony held Monday at the Park Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

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Related Topix: United Arab Emirates, Middle East, World News, Arts

RTE.ie

New biography of John Updike due April 24

Adam Begley's biography charts in 576 pages, the life of the revered American author John Updike, who died, aged 76, in 2009.

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Related Topix: The Witches of Eastwick, Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Arts

KWTX

Good Morning

Arthur Rothstein took this iconic photo of a farmer and his son in the midst of a dust storm in Cimarron County, Okla., at the height of the Great Depression.

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Related Topix: Weather, Life, Holidays, Passover, John Steinbeck, Vocal, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Arts

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