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3 hrs ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette
Ashley Little, a master of fine arts student with UBC's Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has been nominated for two BC Book Prizes-for two of her novels.
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7 hrs ago | The Economist
The new economic ideas of John Maynard Keynes were much in fashion in that period; this new book judged them rather harshly.
11 hrs ago | Laudator Temporis Acti
"A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites , a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae , loosely tied" by a "laudator temporis acti," a "praiser of time past" .
I believe it is legitimate for educators to disagree about what topics and classics should be taught in the high school curriculum, but I think that every high school student -- especially those not planning to go on to college -- needs to be able to recognize and to value symbolic language, especially metaphors.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie let out a whoop of joy when her novel Americanah won the National Book Critics Circle's fiction award on Thursday night.
You don't remember Mavis Gallant ? If you're older than 14, you shared a century with her characters.
Bird-world star: The Wall Street Journal looks at the long-awaited second edition, out this week of David Allen Sibley's 2000 best seller, The Sibley Guide to Bird, that helped "turn him into a birding Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY.
In 15th- and 16th-century Japan, warlords reigning over different states were constantly at war.
I'm not one who believes the world is so simple that people who agree on one thing necessarily agree on everything else.
The urban provincials at New York Magazine have found their new Lena Dunham, a novelist named Benjamin Kunkel who they are primping to be the next big thing no one has ever heard of.
More than 1,100 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders enjoyed an abbreviated short story rather than a novel Wednesday at this year's Franklin County Children's Literature Festival on the campus of Ottawa University.
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TV's latest hit drama "Resurrection" chronicles events in the small town of Arcadia, Mo., when long-lost friends and family start returning from the dead.
The S.C. House Committee on Ways and Means recently voted to reduce state support for the College of Charleston by $52,000 as punishment for selecting "Fun Home," a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, as the featured text in the 2013 College Reads! program.
England's best espionage writers found fame after World War II, but the spy-fiction genre was born when popular British detective fiction was infused with pre-WWI invasion anxieties.
Watch closely, she says, and you'll see an ancient creative process unfolding in a relatively new -- and faster -- storytelling medium.