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2 hrs ago | The News Tribune

'The Grapes of Wrath' still resonates, 75 years later

Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, some towns burned it.


Related Topix: The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies, Arts, Vocal, John Steinbeck, Celebrities, Henry Fonda

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Cavalier Daily

Mentally ill in literature

Some of the most memorable characters in classic American literature suffer from severe mental illness - Benjy Compson, Edna Pontellier, Holden Caulfield and Lennie Small.


USA Today

Joyce Carol Oates revisits past in 'High Crime' tales

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Related Topix: Prison, Wayne State University, Arts


Farage quizzed over aide's election leaflet photo

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has shrugged off questions over whether a woman featured in the party's campaign literature should have been identified as one of his aides.


Related Topix: Arts


B.J. Novak: Social Media Is Making Us Better Writers

Could the next great novel be simply a collection of tweets and status updates? For most, the idea may seem preposterous.


Related Topix: B.J. Novak, Arts

Lincoln Daily News

Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City

Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colorful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature.


Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Arts

Free Republic

Boys turning to action-packed video games because books are...

Boys are being put off reading because of the influence women have on children's literature, says an award-winning children's author.


Related Topix: Arts


Austin College Students: Reading and Stitching

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Related Topix: Austin College, Sherman, TX, Arts, Life, Sewing, Hobbies

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Daily Campus

American culture from Steinbeck's lens

Professor Cyrus Ernesto Ziarkzadeh discussed his new novel, "A Political Companion to John Steinbeck," at the Co-op at Storrs Center.


Related Topix: John Steinbeck, Vocal, Storrs, CT, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies

CanLit mourns death of Alistair MacLeod

The Canadian literary world is remembering Alistair MacLeod as not only a great writer but also an amiable person and gifted academic who inspired generations of students and scribes.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Arts

Nobel Prize Winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dies at Age 87

Gabriel Jos de la Concordia Garca Mrquez, Colombian novelist , short-tory writer, screenwriter and journalist , known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America , has died at the age of 87. Locals in Columbia are holding a ceremony in his birth place of Aracataca, the setting for his seminal novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.


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WSB 100 to Celebrate William S. Burroughs at Incubator Arts Project, 4/22-27

As announced last week, Incubator Arts Project is closing its doors. Before the organization leaves St. Mark 's, the group is presenting WSB 100 by William S Burroughs as part of its final lineup of artists.


Related Topix: William S. Burroughs, Hip-Hop, Arts


Jane Eyre Story At McDowell

It's a story about the first female hero in literature, and the students at McDowell Intermediate School are bringing it to the stage.


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Hollywood Reporter

Screenwriter Sued for Making Henry James Adaptation Too Personal

Ronee Sue Blakley, a musician and actress once nominated for an Academy Award, says she was defamed in "What Maisie Knew" by the father of her child.


Related Topix: What Maisie Knew, Arts

Digital Post Production

A florist. A mysterious woman. A guy from the city.

He was a simple man who liked simple things: classical music, classic literature, and beautiful flowers.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Arts

Publishers' Weekly

Dig In: Photos from Dinah Fried's - Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals'

"Just as reading great novels can transport you to another time and place, meals good and bad ones alike can conjure scenes very far away from the table," writes graphic designer Dinah Fried in the introduction to her new book, Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals .


Related Topix: Arts, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home



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.


Related Topix: Arts, Weather, Home Gardening, Home


12 Spring Reading Recommendations For The Gay Book Nerd In You

Spring has sprung. And what better way to celebrate than by curling up with a good book? It's great mental exercise.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Arts, Gods and Monsters, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Activism

BBC News

Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America

In the mid-1980s as a young undergraduate student of Latin American politics, to me Gabriel Garcia Marquez was as much a political historian as he was a writer of fantastical novels.


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

The Times-Delphic

Dystopic novels become popular works of modern literature

In his most famous novel, 1984, George Orwell wrote, "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever."


Related Topix: Arts