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John Burningham’s final picture book is poignant tale of ‘difficult’ dog’s last trip

Air Miles has been illustrated by his wife Helen Oxenbury and finished by Bill Salaman, friend of the author who died in 2019The final picture book from the late, much-loved children’s author John Burningham – in which “difficult dog” Miles goes on one final journey – has been completed by his... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-15 06:00:18 UTC ]
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Time to rewatch this iconic performance of Where the Wild Things Are.

Today, April 9th, marks the fifty-eight publication anniversary of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. Perhaps the most beloved children’s book of the latter half of the 20th century, Sendak’s gorgeously-illustrated tale of a young boy in a wolf suit who, upon being sent to bed with no... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-09 16:58:23 UTC ]
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When Black kids – shut out from the whitewashed world of children's literature – took matters into their own hands

At the turn of the 20th century, with few children's books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to 'Let us make the world know that we are living.' Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2021-02-05 13:08:13 UTC ]
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Can a Video Game Express Modernist Values?

AS AN EXPRESSIVE MEDIUM, video games have a strange way of reducing central concepts of modernist art and theory to basic operational elements. The technical specifications of “point of view” that have preoccupied novelists since the turn of the 20th century are crudely literalized within game... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-31 17:00:02 UTC ]
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Why Djuna Barnes Withdrew Into Total Seclusion the Last 40 Years of Her Life

Welcome to part two of the first episode of our new original podcast, Lit Century: 100 Years, 100 Books. Combining literary analysis with an in-depth look at historical context, hosts Sandra Newman and Catherine Nichols choose one book for each year of the 20th century, and—along with special... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-20 08:51:44 UTC ]
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Al Murray takes a look at the 20th century with Quercus

Quercus will publish Al Murray's look at 20th-century British history, The Last 100 Years (Give or Take) And All That. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-13 18:04:25 UTC ]
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A Road Trip With One of the 20th Century’s Greatest Writers

“Borges and Me,” a memoir by Jay Parini, recounts a young poet’s travels with Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine master. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-18 09:00:07 UTC ]
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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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