#20th century

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This new database shows the reading habits of major 20th-century authors.

When Sylvia Beach, the New Jersey native who published Ulysses and opened Paris’ Shakespeare and Co. (“the most famous bookstore in the world”), died in 1962, Princeton University purchased and catalogued her papers. This trove of materials reveals, among other things, the reading preferences of... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-05-08 19:46:30 UTC ]
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‘Warhol’ paints the Pop Art icon as the most influential artist of the 20th century

Blake Gopnik argues that Warhol had a lasting effect on advertising, fashion, music, film, television and photography. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-17 15:51:05 UTC ]
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Remembering Stephen Dixon: Writer, Teacher, Friend

Stephen Dixon left us yesterday. The author of Frog (1991) and Interstate (1995) two National Book Award finalists, published some thirty other books, including collections of his over 500 short stories. I first met Dixon on the final day of a class in my junior year of college called “Short... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-07 20:03:05 UTC ]
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The 11 Best Elizabeth Bishop Poems

11 essential poems from one of the most important and distinguished American poets of the 20th century. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Mystical Undercurrents of Karl Marlantes

Marlantes’s second novel, 'Deep River,' is a sprawling, painstakingly realistic novel about Finnish immigrants in the Pacific Northwest during the first half of the 20th century. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Macintyre reveals 20th century's 'greatest woman spy' for Viking

Viking has signed two new books from author Ben Macintyre, with the first revealing unpublished intelligence sources about the 20th century's "greatest woman spy" Ursula Kuczynski. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nabokov's Lolita: the latest thing millennials have apparently ruined

People keep saying that it would never get past the censorious new generation, rather forgetting its arduous struggle to be printed in the 1950sIf millennials are currently aged between the ages of 22 and 36, I am one, albeit somewhere in the upper echelons – and I am also a publisher. And so I... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Burningham, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 82

Burningham, who was married to fellow children’s writer Helen Oxenbury, created beloved picture books including Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Avocado BabyJohn Burningham, the children’s author and illustrator behind some of the 20th century’s most enduring children’s books, has died at the age of 82.The... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Historical Fiction Is Hot in Europe

In Germany, Turning Point, the finale of Carmen Korn’s Century Trilogy, a historical series about four women in the 20th century, topped the fiction bestseller list in September, and prolific mystery novelist Charlotte Link was in second with The Search, about a missing teen. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Folio Literary Management Acquires Harold Ober Associates

Folio Literary Management, LLC, has acquired Harold Ober Associates, a full-service literary agency founded in 1929 that has represented some of the literary titans of the 20th century, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Agatha Christie and J.D. Salinger. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Where to Start With V.S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul, the award-winning writer born in Trinidad who settled in England and wrote an astonishing number of great novels and searing works of nonfiction, died over the weekend at the age of 85. After publishing a novel, The Mystic Masseur, and a number of short stories about Trinidad in... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2018-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vintage pays tribute to literary giant Philip Roth

Vintage has paid tribute to Pulitzer Prize and Man Booker International Prize-winning author Philip Roth as "one the greatest American novelists of the 20th century” following his death at the age of 85. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amelia Edwards obituary

Founding art director of Walker Books who oversaw some of the company’s great children’s classics including We’re Going on a Bear HuntAmelia Edwards, who has died aged 77, was the art director of Walker Books and one of the most important influences on children’s book publishing in the 20th... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Horror of Sadness

A few chapters into Universal Harvester, you might be forgiven for thinking you were reading an unusually artful novelization of some forgotten X-Files episode. John Darnielle—front man of the Mountain Goats and author of the National Book Award–nominated novel Wolf in White Van—opens his story... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2017-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cover Story: 'The Girl Who Knew Too Much'

When Jayne Ann Krentz decided to take her 19th century Amanda Quick mysteries into the 20th century, the look of the novels needed a thoroughly modern update. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Robert Gottlieb: the editor who changed American literature

The man who ushered classics like Catch-22 into the world, Gottlieb has reason to brag. But in his new memoir Avid Reader he prefers to downplay the editor’s role Joseph Heller, the author of Catch-22, once gave an interview where he credited his editor with kicking his work into shape. After... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Cultural Encyclopedia That Almost Never Was

When Alex Ewen and Jeffrey Wollock were contracted in 1994 to create an encyclopedia chronicling Native American life in the 20th century, they knew the job was no small undertaking. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philosophy via Facebook? Why not?

Academic philosophers tend to have a narrow view of what is valuable philosophical work. Hiring, tenure, promotion and prestige depend mainly on one's ability to produce journal articles in a particular theoretical, abstract style, mostly in reaction to a small group of canonical and 20th century... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Global Publishing Leaders 2015: Gallimard

Gallimard has been home to many of the most prestigious writers in French literature throughout the 20th century, including Marcel Proust, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and 2008 Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Surprise! Harper Lee is in fact a woman

Twitter reactions to news of a follow-up to To Kill a Mockingbird including one from a BBC editor flub one rather important detail: its author is femaleNever mind terrible book covers for female authors – this is, frankly, small potatoes in the world of gender and literature. Because even if... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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