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Where Intimacy Meets Tactility: Artists and Publishers on the Nature of the Photobook

For nearly every type of book, the physical book is not the thing we admire. The merit is situated outside the paper and glue. A novel, collection of short stories, memoir, gathering of poems, all create a story—whatever that may mean—in a reader’s head. A cookbook creates a fine meal upon a... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-23 08:49:17 UTC ]
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This new vending machine will provide New Yorkers with short stories on the go.

Struggling to read more but just can’t find the time? Well, Brooklyn’s Center for Fiction may have the solution (for free!). The staff at the not-for-profit is curating short stories for NYC’s first Short Story Dispenser, which is scheduled to be in commission starting October 2nd. Visitors to... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-22 18:38:46 UTC ]
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Haruki Murakami makes friends with Americans by wearing his “I Put Ketchup On My Ketchup” shirt.

Haruki Murakami is a collector: of vinyl records, T-shirts, and short stories (ha ha ha). He’s donated his collection of over 10,000 vinyl records to Waseda University, but keeps his T-shirts in cardboard boxes at his home. According to Murakami, his collection came about somewhat by accident:... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-21 16:25:57 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Ray Bradbury’s ‘A Sound of Thunder’

‘A Sound of Thunder’ is one of the best-known short stories by the American writer Ray Bradbury (1920-2012). A time-travel story about how changing the past could bring about momentous and catastrophic changes to the future, ‘A Sound of Thunder’ is often taught and studied in schools and remains... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-09-11 14:00:31 UTC ]
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Why O. Henry is so much more than those short stories you had to read in school

A new collection, ‘O. Henry: 100 Stories,’ demonstrates the allure of this masterful story writer Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Review: Joy Williams' first novel in decades is an astonishing end-times parable

From the acclaimed author of novels and short stories, 'Harrow' is a magnificent, moving story about people picking up the pieces of apocalypse. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-09-07 13:00:01 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Novels and Short Stories about the First World War

The story of the First World War has been told in fiction, film, and television many times since the Great War began in 1914. Previously, we gathered together some of the best poems about the First World War, but what about the novels and short stories that have been written? […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-09-02 14:00:03 UTC ]
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W&N snaps up Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s short story collection

The late Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s collection of short stories, The City of Mist, has gone to Weidenfeld & Nicolson.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-31 06:33:59 UTC ]
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A Summary and Analysis of Franz Kafka’s ‘A Country Doctor’

‘A Country Doctor’ is one of the best-known and most widely studied short stories by Franz Kafka (1883-1924). This short story, which Kafka wrote during the winter of 1916-17, tells of a country doctor who makes a visit to a nearby village to tend to a sick boy, but the […] Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2021-08-28 14:00:15 UTC ]
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Three Short Works of Literature That Can Inspire You to Fight Climate Change

Libia Brenda, Hannah Onoguwe, and Vandana Singh recommend two short stories and a poem that can help you think differently about climate change. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2021-08-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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In William Maxwell’s Fiction, a Vivid, Varied Tableau of Midwestern Life

Though his novels and short stories — published over six decades, beginning in 1934 — are set in an older, more decorous America, he grapples with themes that feel shockingly contemporary. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-08-23 17:02:39 UTC ]
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7 Short Stories About the Inner Lives of Athletes

The 2020 Tokyo Games will be defined by many things—the anachronism of its title, the risk of superspreading, the welcome absence of Matt Lauer—but, hopefully, these Olympics will also be remembered for bringing mental health to the forefront of popular discourse. Simone Biles’ “twisties.”... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-08-10 11:00:00 UTC ]
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4thWrite short story prize reveals ‘engaging and provocative’ 2021 shortlist

Seeking out the best new Black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, this year’s finalists range across continents to show ‘the best of what stories can do’The fallout from civil war invades the London home of a high-flying Sri Lankan couple. An elderly Jamaican woman faces up bravely to the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-07-29 11:00:30 UTC ]
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Why an acclaimed L.A. mystery writer turned to vampire bikers in the desert

How Richard Lange went from literary short stories to crime fiction and his new gothic horror tale, 'Rovers,' about a '70s vampire biker gang. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-07-26 13:00:38 UTC ]
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8 Short Stories About People Who Want What They Can’t Have

Short stories, to me, are sparked by desire. I don’t mean they’re all love stories, though they certainly can be. I mean they are collisions or conflagrations, small or spectacular traffic accidents in which the desires of one person bump up against the impossible—whether in the form of some... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-07-26 11:00:00 UTC ]
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7 Short Stories about Political Issues That Resist Easy Answers

It can be too easy to write villains— people stunted and incapable of love or compassion—when we write about opponents of our politics, especially in short stories, which have so much less space to detail nuance. Sometimes writing about villains and pointing the finger is necessary in a world... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2021-07-16 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Two PEN/Faulkner Foundation Award Winners: Deesha Philyaw and Charles Baxter

A debut and a long-honored veteran of short stories take the 2021 top honors provided by the Washington-based PEN/Faulkner Foundation. The post Two PEN/Faulkner Foundation Award Winners: Deesha Philyaw and Charles Baxter appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-07-02 18:54:49 UTC ]
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21 Books for the 21st Century: The Results of Our Readers’ Poll, by The Editors of WLT

Lit Lists Earlier this spring, the editors of WLT invited twenty-one writers to nominate a single book, published since the year 2000, that has had a major influence on their own work, along with a brief statement explaining their choice. We published... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2021-06-28 13:32:05 UTC ]
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Are All Short Stories O. Henry Stories?

The writer’s signature style of ending—a final, thrilling note—has the touch of magic that distinguishes the form at its best. Continue reading at 'New Yorker'

[ New Yorker | 2021-06-28 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Maigret Rides Again: Playground Entertainment Options Georges Simenon’s Books

Red Arrow Studios has co-development rights with Playground for all 75 novels and 28 short stories about the French detective Jules Maigret. The post Maigret Rides Again: Playground Entertainment Options Georges Simenon’s Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-06-25 18:59:14 UTC ]
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