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3 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Cape Breton author Alistair MacLeod dies

The Canadian Press is reporting that MacLeod's former publisher, Doug Gibson, confirmed his death Sunday at the age of 77 after suffering a stroke in January.

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6 hrs ago | Outlook

The Solitude Of Latin America

The full text of the Nobel lecture delivered on December 8, 1982 by the Colombian great who's died at his home in Mexico City.

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10 hrs ago | Thewestmorland Gazette

Mountaineering Library opens at former Wordsworth home in Grasmere

The collection at the National Trust property stretches from the eighteenth century to the present day and contains a comprehensive collection of over 700 books and ephemera.

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14 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The write stuff on DVD: Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin

PBS Distribution allows us to return to Russia of yesteryear and today with Russia's Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin on DVD.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Arts, Poetry

Sat Apr 19, 2014

World Magazine

Bucket List Books: The best place to start philosophy

This week we're going to hop back into the world of pre-Christian classics and take a look at one of the most influential Greek writers: Plato.

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The Independent

Gabriel Garcia Marquez tribute: A remarkable life of magic realism and urgent relevance

Boyd Tonkin recalls a recent pilgrimage to the former home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena and marvels at a writer whose fantasies helped define a country and continent Boyd Tonkin is Literary Editor at The Independent.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Arts, South America, World News, Colombia,

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Go beyond Boston with two small towns that bring together history, literature, art and great inns

Unlike Paul Revere, you don't need to look to Boston's Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Mass.

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Related Topix: Arts, US National Parks, Minute Man National Historical Park, Travel

Common Dreams

Gabriel Garc a M rquez: The Story-Teller of the Country of the War Without End

The first time I read Gabriel Garca Mrquez was when I was proofreading the galleys of "The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor", which the Editorial Sudamericana was getting ready to reprint in Argentina.

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Newindpress

How Marquez's 'Magic Realism' Captivated Indians

Friends surround Melquin Merchan, an 18-year-old painter from Aracataca, as he paints a portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the house where the Nobel laureate was born in Aracataca, Colombia Former Indian prime minister PV Narasimha Rao, a polyglot, once told interlocutors he had read many works of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez ... (more)

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Democracy Now

'He Gave Us Back Our History': Isabel Allende on Gabriel Garcia...

Isabel Allende , best-selling Chilean writer and one of Latin America's most renowned novelists.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Examiner.com

'Sunrise' by Mike Mullin: Fitting and superb ending to 'Ashfall' trilogy

Mike Mullin blew into the young adult literature scene with "Ashfall," his debut novel about life after a Yellowstone supervolcano blows up and destroys life as we know it.

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The Telegraph

A life worth waiting for in solitude for hundred years

Gabriel Garcia Marquez listens to a speech during the New Journalism Prize awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey, Mexico, on October 2, 2007.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Arts, South America, Colombia

The Washington Post

NEH to help vets with humanities program

When it comes to working with veterans, government efforts aren't limited to health and employment programs.

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Related Topix: Arts, Yale University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Sports

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Zia Haider Rahman's debut novel evokes Melville, David Foster Wallace

On its simplest level, Zia Haider Rahman's "In the Light of What We Know" is a classic bildungsroman describing a man who is born into poverty in rural Bangladesh, moves to England as a boy, wins a scholarship to Oxford, adds a law degree from Harvard, enjoys succeeding careers as a derivatives trader on Wall Street and a crusading lawyer in Asia, ... (more)

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Forward

What Gabriel Garcia Marquez Taught Me

It is a well-known fact that young men under 18 embrace literature primarily to impress the girls they are trying to seduce.

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The Island Packet

Steve Paul: An award-winning novel of immigration points to the vibrancy of American literature

Sales at American book stores rose a measly 1 percent in 2013, according to trade accounts.

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Counterpunch

The Liberation of Sensibility

"Marxist aesthetics has yet to ask: What are the qualities of art which transcend the specific social content and form and give art its universality?" Is there any role for classic-humanist literature in the moral/spiritual outlook of 21st century socialists? There certainly was for the leading 19th century socialist: Karl Marx constantly reread ... (more)

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

TIMELINE-Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Arts, National University, Fidel Castro

Switched

11 Things You Didn't Know About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

HAVANA, CUBA: Colombian writer and Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends 05 December, 2006 in Havana the inauguration of the XXVIII New Latin American Cinema festival being held 5-15 December.

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Related Topix: Cuba, World News, Arts, Mesa, AZ, Journalism

Wall Street Journal

Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies

BOGOTA , Colombia-The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez popularized magical realism in Latin American literature by writing fantastical novels that drew on the folk tales and ghost stories he had heard as a child on Colombia's poor, sun-baked Caribbean coast.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Arts, The General, Country, Fidel Castro

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