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5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News
Lady Enid and Lord Edgar arrive at their haunted estate on a dark and stormy night, but if you think you know what's coming, guess again! Complete with vampires, werewolves, mummies and damsels in distress, this side-splitting spoof sends-up horror movies, classic literature, Victorian melodrama, Hitchcock, and the conventions of theatre itself.
9 hrs ago | The St. Petersburg Times
A Chinese translator of Pushkin receives an award during the Read Russia awards ceremony held in Moscow on Sept. 6. Photo: Anatoly Stepanenko / For SPT Translators of Russian literature were honored at an award ceremony at Moscow's Pashkov House, where participants warned that international tensions over Ukraine were having an effect on the quiet work of translators too.
10 hrs ago | Zap2it.com
Can Benedict Cumberbatch do it all when it comes to classic British literature? It certainly seems like it based on a sexy chest-baring photo the "Sherlock" star posed in for the sake of charity. As part of the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign, Cumberbatch channeled his inner Mr. Darcy to recreate Colin Firth's famous scene from the 1995 BBC production of "Pride & Prejudice."
10 hrs ago | Newsday
Peter Brook's 1963 version of Lord of the Flies is the one preferred by William Golding's daughter Judy Carver It's 60 years this month since the publication of William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies. To mark the anniversary his family are giving his literary archive on loan to the University of Exeter - including the very different original version of his famous tale of boys fending for themselves on a tropical island.
11 hrs ago | USA Today
Millenials may be thought of as the iPhone generation, but it seems plenty of them still enjoy an old fashioned book. Research finds Millennials read more than their elders Millenials may be thought of as the iPhone generation, but it seems plenty of them still enjoy an old fashioned book.
13 hrs ago | RedState
Last week Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett appeared on the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal called The Conservative Case for Common Core . That's the fundamental idea behind a core curriculum: preserving and emphasizing what's essential, in fields like literature and math, to a worthwhile education.
14 hrs ago | Hamilton Mountain News
As a student of history and an avid reader, Edy Graziani knows strong female characters are hard to find in Renaissance literature. There's Kate in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, but her headstrong demeanour is viewed as something to be remedied if she has any hope of attracting a suitor.
14 hrs ago | Patch.com
Celebrated Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, heralded as a possible winner of the Nobel prize in literature this year by The Guardian , will be featured in a one-day symposium at Manhattanville College on Friday, September 26, 2014, as part of the College's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program annual Fall Writers' Weekend. Ngugi will give a keynote reading from his works beginning at 7:00 p.m. The symposium, free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a panel on Ngugi's life and work.
17 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register
After being elected to Indianola's City Council, a friend asked Greta Southall if she would be paid for her efforts.
19 hrs ago | Cynsations
By Emma Kate Tsai for Cynthia Leitich Smith 's Cynsations Chris Cander happened upon a children's story by way of her real life as a mom of two kids. Below, Emma Kate Tsai interviews Chris about how she conceptualized The Word Burglar , illustrated by Katherine Tramonte and her perspective on children's literature as a writer who's also a mother of two.
21 hrs ago | MassLive.com
This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ansel Elgort, left, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from "The Fault In Our Stars." "The Fault in Our Stars" : From "Romeo and Juliet" to "Love Story," doomed love is one of the great themes of literature and cinema, its heady brew of sex, death, commitment and mortality a time-honored way for teenagers and young adults to process their evolving sense of how those forces will play out in their own lives.
Exclusive cover and trailer reveal: 'Subordination' by Katie Ashley HEA contributor Vilma Gonzalez shares an exerpt and reveals the cover and trailer for Subordination by Katie Ashley. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tVc0Qt Subordination by Katie Ashley comes out Oct. 28 and is now available for pre-order.
A debut children's book by a primary school teacher is to be launched 17 September at Sully Primary School writers' shed as part of an exciting initiative to bring the work of Dylan Thomas to thousands of school children. Mr Mahli's Shed and a ghost named Dylan by Laura Sheldon , features a grumpy ghost now resident in a shed near Cwmdonkin Drive.
Rick Yancey's young-adult sci-fi novel The 5th Wave set up an expansive apocalyptic alien-invasion scenario. By comparison, his follow-up is an intimate character study.
I've written before about By Heart, a series at The Atlantic in which authors write short pieces about their favorite passages in literature. This week, our own Edan Lepucki - whose new novel you may have heard about thanks to Stephen Colbert - writes about the metaphors in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale .
Monday Night Romance: Orange is the color of Tracy's football past HEA contributors Kim Lowe and Tracy Solheim celebrate Monday Night Football. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tU03dJ Move over, Al Michaels and John Madden.
LUDLOW Assembly Rooms presents a captivating evening in celebration of the ever-popular Jane Austen that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the great writer's life and work. Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson returns to the Assembly Rooms to direct the critically acclaimed Austen's Women - a one woman performance that sheds a new light on many much-loved classics from the Austen canon.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:22 pm
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