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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 02/2013

A Fight In Germany Over Racist Language : The New Yorker

Posted 02.01.2013 | Books
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On Sunday, Denis Scheck, one of Germany’s preëminent literary critics painted his face black and went on TV to make the case that children’s book...

20 Words We Owe To William Shakespeare | Mental Floss

Posted 02.01.2013 | Books
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No high school English curriculum is complete without a mandatory dose of William Shakespeare, and no American teenager makes it to graduation without...

#HonestBlurbs: Twitter Takes On The Hidden Truths Of Book Blurbs

Posted 02.01.2013 | Books

Blurbs have often been looked upon suspiciously by journalists. Do the authors really believe what they write on the covers of fellow authors' books, ...

#SuperBowlLit

Posted 02.03.2013 | Books

What else would make Super Bowl Sunday complete but a hashtag? #SuperBowlLit went round Twitter on Friday, and here's the best of the tweets. Add ...

P.G. Wodehouse Explains Origin Of 'Jeeves' To Author Lawrence Durrell

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books

Reprinted from P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters, edited by Sophie Ratcliffe ($35, WW Norton, published February 4th 2013). Copyright © 2011 by the ...

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: I'm An English Professor In A Movie.

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
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Good morning, and welcome to Advanced English Literature--I'm Professor Anglosoundingname. As you can see, I have a mane of silver hair and wear a cor...

Baltimore Raven Or Edgar Allan Poe Character? | Mental Floss

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
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The Baltimore Ravens are named in honor of The Raven and Edgar Allan Poe, who lived in and is buried in Baltimore. Can you tell the difference between...

The Global 50: The World's Largest Book Publishers, 2012

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
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Pearson's commitment to publishing allowed it to widen the company's lead as the world's largest book publisher in 2011. While Pearson, with holdings ...

English Literature's 50 Key Moments From Marlowe To JK Rowling | Books | Guardian.co.uk

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
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BBC Radio Three is currently broadcasting a fascinating series on the "50 key works" of classical music. This is a spin-off from Howard Goodall's BBC2...

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of February 4, 2013

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books

Originally published by Publishers Weekly This week, Maurice Sendak's final book, body snatchers, and two books of poetry. Plus: a Woody Guthrie no...

Zadie Smith: 'The Embassy Of Cambodia' : The New Yorker

Posted 02.04.2013 | Books
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Who would expect the Embassy of Cambodia? Nobody. Nobody could have expected it, or be expecting it. It's a surprise, to us all. The Embassy of Cambod...

Publishers Launch Online Site, Bookish.com, To Attract Readers, Sell Books

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — The latest website for discovering, discussing and buying books is sponsored by some of the industry's leading publishers. Simon & S...

Great Literary Characters Inspired By Real Famous People – Flavorwire

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books
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This week will see the release of a book we’re pretty excited about: Carlene Bauer’s Frances and Bernard, a novel inspired by the relationship bet...

Troll's Comments Prompt Author To Pledge Charity Donation For Every Insult | Books | Guardian.co.uk

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books
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The internet might have given unprecedented freedom to writers, but with it comes inevitable exposure to trolls. Now one US author has decided to tack...

Can Books Teach Children To Behave Badly? | Children's Books | Guardian.co.uk

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books
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My four-year-old adores David Shannon's No, David! As we read the book, he revels in the terrible things that David does but, because we share them an...

25 Thoughts On Book Piracy « Terribleminds: Chuck Wendig

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books
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Here’s the deal. I want to talk a little about book piracy. I’ve been blabbering about the realities of publishing recently, and this is one of th...

New Bridget Jones Book Out This November

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books

The new Bridget Jones book will be out in November, according to its American publisher AA Knopf. Publishers Weekly reports that the first two boo...

Actress Judy Greer's Book: Essay Collection Coming In 2014

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Judy Greer is the latest celebrity with some funny stories to tell. Doubleday announced Tuesday that it would publish Greer's humoro...

Knoxville, TN Is America's Most Romantic City According To Amazon.com

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books

Amazon.com announced the most romantic cities in the United States today, based on its sales. According to a press release put out by the company,...

Bookish, New Book Recommendation Website, Gets Mixed Reviews

Posted 02.06.2013 | Books

Bookish, the new book recommendation/editorial website co-funded by Penguin, Hachette and Simon & Schuster launched yesterday after nearly two years a...

Font And You: The Style-Memoir | TMR Blog

Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
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What Your Font Choices Say About You/Your Writing....

Apparently, Size Really Does Matter

Posted 02.06.2013 | Books

By Phil Stern for IndieReader.com Even before the ebook revolution, long-form series had generally taken over the Young Adult Fantasy and Science F...

NYRB Celebrates Its 50th : Columbia Journalism Review

Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
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Joan Didion looked tiny and frail on Tuesday night, swimming in her loose, gray top as she walked, assisted, to a chair and table set for her center s...

12 Facts You Didn't Know About Charles Dickens

Posted 02.07.2013 | Books

Today is the 201st anniversary of the birth of the incomparable Charles Dickens. Yet there's a lot of facts about him that you probably didn't know - ...

Sam Pink, Electric Literature Offer Sexting As Author Promo

Posted 02.07.2013 | Books

Authors are always looking for new ways to promote their books. For Electric Literature's first novel, Sam Pink has a particularly intimate proposal: ...