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Mission Rocío: From Quito to Paris and Guadalajara, Saving the Earth One Poem at a Time, by Alice-Catherine Carls

Cultural Cross Sections Alice-Catherine Carls Pachamama / Pichincha / Photo by Scipio Rocío Durán-Barba / Photo by Stephen Carls Rocío Durán-Barba is one of the most important voices of Latin American literature today. The author of more than fifty... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-02-13 15:00:14 UTC ]
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Graphic novel New Kid wins prestigious Newbery Medal

Jerry Craft’s story exploring ‘friendship, race, class and bullying in a fresh manner’ is the first graphic novel to win the long-running American children’s awardFor the first time, a graphic novel has won the Newbery Medal, the oldest and most prestigious children’s book award in the US. The... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-28 16:03:46 UTC ]
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Tayari Jones on the Necessary American History of Ann Petry’s The Street

The Street is a groundbreaking work of American literature that is as relevant today as when it was published in 1946. When it won Ann Petry the Houghton Mifflin Prize for Debut Writers, the literary world was put on notice. Everyone agreed that the novel was brilliant, but, as is the case with... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-06 09:47:44 UTC ]
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A Death on the Frontier

The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom. Men are freest when they are unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. — D. H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature ¤ I.  THE ROAD BLINKS IN ahead of Eric Ashby. He’s nodding out, but he recognizes... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-12-11 13:30:31 UTC ]
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The Patriots: On Reading Becoming in Tehran, by Shohreh Laici

Cultural Cross Sections Shohreh Laici Photo of Tehran by Xiquinho Silva / Flickr A writer in Tehran incapable of entering the US under the Muslim travel ban encounters Michelle Obama’s Becoming in a beauty salon. Reading the Farsi translation, she... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-11-26 14:55:39 UTC ]
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The Magazine Explaining America to the French

Shortly after the stunning US presidential election in 2016, a French journalist with a lifelong love for American literature seized the political moment to give American authors a platform to express themselves in what would become a 200-page magazine called America—in French. Fifteen days... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-15 09:48:32 UTC ]
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For Diasporic Writers, Nostalgia is a Powerful Tool For Engaging Home

The summer before my freshman year, a kind family friend gave me a crash course in cultural awakening. She loaded me up with Fuentes, Martí, and Cortázar—all names tethered to any Latin American literature syllabus worth its salt. But it was the works of Gabriel García Márquez that stood out to... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-20 08:48:41 UTC ]
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AALBC Cuts Buy Links to Amazon

After years as an Amazon affiliate, the African American Literature Book Club, an online portal dedicated to black books, literacy and a wide variety of book-related services, is severing most of its commercial ties to the online retailer. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Charles Johnson Remembers the Great Paule Marshall

There is much to be said of importance for literary culture in general and black American literature in particular when we reflect on the life of the late novelist Paule Marshall. I will discuss all this, but I’d like to begin with an anecdote about my only encounter with this grand lady. On... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-05 08:47:45 UTC ]
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The most influential American author of her generation, Toni Morrison's writing was radically ambiguous

In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2019-08-07 06:00:28 UTC ]
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Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate, Has Died at 88

Toni Morrison, giant of American literature and the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has passed away. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2019-08-06 14:08:13 UTC ]
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Writing to Uganda: A Conversation with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, by Matthew Davis

Interviews Matthew Davis Ugandan novelist and short-story writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. She was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-08-06 13:42:31 UTC ]
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Ocean Vuong (and his mom) steal the show at the second biannual Asian American Literature Festival.

All photos courtesy of Hannah Colen. Held in Washington D.C., the Second-Annual Asian American Literature Festival took place this year at multiple locations including the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Freer|Sackler Galleries, and kicked off at Franklin Park down the street from the Eaton... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-05 16:16:47 UTC ]
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The New National Literature of Canada Is Being Written by Women

As an American-born literature scholar and writer who became a permanent resident of Canada last year, I’ve spent a lot of time recently wondering how to differentiate between American literature and Canadian literature. Growing up in the 1980s, I saw these two nations as not just contiguous but... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-07-10 11:00:48 UTC ]
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MIT Press partners with Oxford Literary Festival

The MIT Press will sponsor the American Literature and Culture program at the 2019 Oxford Literary Festival, marking the first time a university press sponsor has partnered with the festival in this way.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon hits back at claims it is to blame for falling author earnings

Retailer insists Authors Guild report that criticised the online giant for contributing to tumbling writers’ incomes used flawed figures, but Guild stands by findingsAmazon has called the conclusions of a recent report into US author earnings flawed, after the Authors Guild suggested that the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crashing author earnings 'threaten future of American literature'

Authors Guild survey finds writers’ incomes have fallen dramatically in five years – with literary novelists worst-hitA major survey of American authors has uncovered a crash in author earnings described as “a crisis of epic proportions” – particularly for full-time literary writers, who are “on... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stan Lee's comic books were a commentary on the social issues facing the United States

Stan Lee's impact on popular culture spurred a billion dollar superhero industry, but the comic supremo's contribution to American literature during a period of intense social change was just as rich.   Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2018-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What's behind the dramatic spike in swearing in books?

A new study finds a 'dramatic' increase in swear words in American literature over the last 60 years. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2017-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books in America are full of swear words: the more recent, the more profane

It's not just your @#%& imagination: American books have gotten a lot more profane over the last six decades, according to a study led by a San Diego State University psychology professor. A team of scholars reports that there's been a “dramatic” increase in curse words in American... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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