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10 Forgotten Books And Their Surprising Claims To Fame

Oliver Tearle | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Oliver Tearle

Here are ten of the most obscure books I discovered locked away in Western history's secret library, and the reasons we should know more about them.

Cultural Appropriation - Thank You Lionel Shriver

Sherry Bronson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Sherry Bronson

I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance. Her argument appeared sound: the genre is fiction, therefore it's made up, imaginary, and nobody should take offense.

Destruction to Desolation: Shriver's Course of Empire

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Joseph A. Domino

It's hard to classify Lionel Shriver's latest novel, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, as futuristic dystopian fiction if for no other reason than the present direction and momentum of the U.S. could bring us something like Shriver's vision in a decade or so.

Beyond Words Alone: Poets as Artists of the Intentional

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Harold Lloyd

In his wonderful The New Book of Forms, Lewis Turco tells us that poets "focus on mode, on language itself." Focusing on language, a poet in Turco's ...

Taming the West with Six-Guns & Fists

Dennis Miller | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Dennis Miller

After decades of collecting vintage western paperbacks, (published 1939-1960) I decided to downsize and part with the approximately 3,000 novels I'd acquired.

Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview with Marc Levy, International Author

Alexandre Mars | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Marc Levy is the most read French author in the world and has sold more than 40 million copies. His novels have been translated into 49 languages!

As Summer Fades We Welcome a New Season Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up, September 2016...

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.07.2016 | Arts
Jill Lynne

As Summer Fades We Welcome a New September Season Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up, 2016... Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 2016 The hi-pitched sound...

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

The Conversation US | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Ani Kokobobo, University of Kansas As a professor of Russian literature, I've come to realize that it's never a good sign when real life resembles a ...

Ahmed Naji: Six Months of Detention is Six Months Too Many

Mai El-Sadany | Posted 08.23.2016 | Media
Mai El-Sadany

(This piece was originally posted on Medium on May 16, 2016; it has been slightly adapted) Today marks six months since Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji w...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Read More: Psychology, Derailment, Processes, Veer, Off Track, Stray, Thought, Car, Road, Ideas, Fail, Arrive, Destination, Politics, Tactic, Complaints, Power, Abuse, Wrongdoing, Alternative, Topic, Diversion, Life, Goal, Possible, Course, John Cheever, Journal, Loss, Continuity, Critical, Point, Coming of Age, Year, Day, Hour, Growth, Damaged, Back, How, Moment, Lost, Beyond, Scope, Blog, Highlights, Expression, Common, Problem, Movie, Release, Florence Foster Jenkins, Heroine, Syphilis, Husband, First, Children, Bear, Fulfilling, Family, Led, Devote, Singing, Musical, World, Fortune, Inherited, Father, Assume, Extreme, Disaster, Event, Represent, Chance, Recover, Direction, Passion, The Little Prince, Classic, Story, Popular, Viewed, Realm, Literature, Young, Boy, Protagonist, Drew, Boa Constrictor, Swallowing, Elephant, Adults, Drawing, Hat, Unimpressed, Child, Skill, Grown-Ups, Artistic, Practical, Studies, Geography, History, Arithmetic, Grammar, Abandoned, Age, Six, Magnificent, Career, Artist, Profession, Pilot, Years, Later, Plane, Crashed, Isolated, Place, Little, Prince, Draw, Imagination, Alter Ego, Desire, Real, Depression, Serious, Psychological, Crash, Hospitalization, Recalled, Youth, Singer, Hospital, Opportunity, Connect, Ambition, Recovery, Voice, Musician, Successful, Undo, Past, Recognize, Action, Track, Aspired, Awry, Commanded, Consecutiveness, Contracted, Deprived, Equivalent, Explores, Extends, Harbored, Insisted, Introducing, Justifying, Long-Forgotten, Metaphorical, Redirected, Skidded, Studied, Supporting, Visited, Healthy Living News
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Read More: Aim, Ambition in Motion, Garrett Mintz, Iu, Indiana University, MentorResource.Com, Gallup, Purdue, Great Jobs Great Lives, Brandon Busteed, Mentorship, Mentee, College, Department, University, School, Education, Graduate, Mentor, Mentor Program, College Resource, College Resources, Career Development, College Project, Educational Opportunity, Professional, Professionalism, Vulnerability, Fear of Missing Out, Mentee Program, Mentor Obligation, Generational Strengths, Sharing Knowledge, Leadership Skills, Management Skills, Department Chair, Agriculture (i.e. Plant and Soil Sciences, Animal Studies, Natural Resources, Parks, Etc.), Architecture, Biological Sciences (i.e. Biomedical, Botany, Biology, Physiology, Business Accounting, Business Economics, Business Entrepreneurship, Business Finance, Business Information Systems, Business Law and Ethics, Business Management, Business Marketing, Business Other, Business Public Policy, Business Real Estate, Business Sales, Business Supply Chain, Chemistry, Civil Engineering. Communications Other, Computer and Information Sciences, Construction Engineering, Economics, Education (i.e. Elementary Education, Special Education, Physical Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Technology Other, Family and Consumer Sciences (i.e. Human Development, Family Studies, Fashion/ Interior Design, Global Media, Health/Fitness, Hospitality Management, Humanities (i.e. Foreign Languages, Literature, Linguistics, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, English, History, International Business, Journalism News Reporting, Legal, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Media Advertising, Media Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Sciences (i.e. Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Geography, Physical Therapy, Political Science, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Work, Sociology, Sports Media, Visual and Performing Arts (i.e. Dance, Theatre, Music, Art, Mentorresource, Education News
Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

Blue Grief, Unforgettable: The Late Poems of Georg Trakl

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Stephen Kuusisto

I have for some time been in possession of a ragged copy of Twenty Poems of George Trakl, translated by James Wright & Robert Bly, published by The Sixties Press in 1961.

Illustrated Fiction: Mud Show

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.08.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

"Mud Show" is a work of fiction that Christine Stoddard wrote while an undergraduate at VCUarts in Richmond, Virginia. It was the basis for a short film that the VCUarts Cinema program produced in 2011. This version features illustrations created by Virginia artist Sarah V. Smith.

Ladies Of Lore -- A Feminist Poetry Project

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

I saw women on the street or in books and I imagined even more of them, from their bodies to their minds to their animal urges. I considered their origins, their dreams, and their failures. And, woman by woman, my cast of characters was born.

The Writing Life: Digging Into The Past To Learn About The Present

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.24.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Writing is a lonely profession. Let no one tell you otherwise. This is what it comes down to: It's just you, your computer, and your stack of notebo...

Street Books: This Library on Wheels Brings Great Reads to People Living Outside

NationSwell | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
NationSwell

For the past five years, Laura Moulton has spent her days in underserved areas of Portland, Ore., lending books to people living on the fringes of soc...

The State Of The Nation According To Langston Hughes

David Michael Conner | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
David Michael Conner

Some people simply wither away like raisins. Some suffer throughout their lives, some resort to unrealistically syrupy optimism. In the end, though, Hughes left us with a knowing caution, and he delivers it to us all the way from 1951.

This Is What Great Writers Do to Get Even Better

Quora | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home
Quora

What are some things writers do to continuously improve their writing skills? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compe...

This Land is Your Land: 8 Literary Pit Stops Across the USA

Off The Shelf | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Hilary Krutt | Off the Shelf We're kicking off the summer season with a literary road trip from the lush forests of Maine, to the small towns of t...

8 Literary Gardens to Escape to This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Amy Hendricks | Off the Shelf In literature, there's something both magical and symbolic about gardens. They can be unkempt and wild, harboring s...

GoT Season Finale Overdoses On Fan Service

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Serge Leshchuk

As fantastic and satisfying as it was in the end, it felt unnatural from the way the show normally flows. It hit too many traditional tropes and handled it's reveals like your standard, hyper-excited cable television show.

America: Through The Eyes of A Nepali Writer

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Rajan Thapaliya

As a result of releasing "JHOLA", a movie based on the literature of Krishna Dharabasi, the author of Great Falls visited 18 states in America; but his main objective was to understand American society. Great Falls is a travel novel which explores the journey of memoir in America.

Plato On The 'Dead White Man' Chopping Block

Christopher Witte | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Christopher Witte

Unlike most individuals, I picked up Plato's famous work The Republic willingly. With a two-and-a-half millennia pedigree and a reputation as the "cornerstone of western philosophy", I felt it was high time to broaden my mind and get a glimpse into the origins of European thought.

A Masterpiece Returns: An Interview with Helen DeWitt, Author of "The Last Samurai"

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

The Last Samurai is a book everyone should be talking about. Hell, it should be taught in schools. Due to an ill-starred publishing history, The Last Samurai disappeared from shelves until this May, when New Directions reissued the novel in a beautiful new edition. And I want to tell the whole world, because it is just that extraordinary.

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty By Ruth Lepson The history of the lyric and of the separation between poetry and music in the Western world is co...