Robert E. Howard became famous for creating Conan. But that warrior was only the beginning.

In his short life, Howard, the master of the sword-and-sorcery novel, produced hard-boiled mysteries, an occult thriller, a science fiction novel and more. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-09 05:37:45 UTC ]
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The famous and famously vain men of Carly Simon's 'Boys in the Trees'

“Boys in the Trees,” Carly Simon’s new memoir, is largely about her passionate, tumultuous marriage to James Taylor. But before Simon wed Taylor in 1972, she had a string of relationships with some of the decade’s most famous actors and musicians. She was conflicted about the dalliances, writing... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Robert Hollander, towering scholar of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy,’ dies at 87

With his wife, Jean Hollander, he produced an English translation of ‘The Divine Comedy’ that was hailed as a masterpiece. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-17 12:20:06 UTC ]
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Obituary: Robert M. Quackenbush

Prolific children's book author-illustrator and fine artist Robert M. Quackenbush died on May 17; he was 91. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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CALIBA Creates Community for BIPOC Bookstores

The California Independent Booksellers Alliance has established the Mosaic Community, a new group for BIPOC store owners and booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Cold Case, Warm Heart: Close-up on Robert Dugoni

In book eight of the Tracy Crosswhite series, the eponymous detective turns to the cold case files. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Robert Hershon, Artful Poet Who Published Poets, Dies at 84

He was a founder of Hanging Loose Press, which started as a loose-page poetry journal and became a book publisher as well. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-03-31 21:53:23 UTC ]
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Matt Kindt Creates a New MIND MGMT Comic as NFT

Cartoonist Matt Kindt, author of the 2013 graphic novel series MIND MGMT, has created a sequel or spin-off story based on the original work in the form of an NFT which is being sold at auction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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RBmedia Creates New Spanish Unit, BookaVivo

RBmedia has formed BookaVivo, a new Spanish-language audio unit, and named former journalist Rosanne Lake to head the division. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Columbia, Howard University to Launch Black Studies Book Series, Diversity Program

Columbia University Press, in collaboration with Howard University and Columbia University, is launching a new Black studies book series, with plans to also recruit and train students for the book industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Two centuries after John Keats’s death, his famous odes are still sparking new discussions

Anahid Nersessian’s “Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse” is a book that moves in personal and unexpected directions. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-25 17:19:41 UTC ]
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Nicola Roberts to champion Reading Agency's mental health initiative

Girls Aloud singer and mental health campaigner Nicola Roberts is among ambassadors championing the Reading Agency’s Read, Talk, Share initiative, aiming to combat loneliness and promote wellbeing through reading. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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With ‘Lupin,’ Netflix created a series worthy of Maurice Leblanc’s enduringly popular gentleman thief

In 1905 a magazine editor asked Leblanc to contribute a story of adventure along the lines of Sherlock Holmes. The result was an instant success. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Suddenly Digital Taipei International Book Exhibition: Interview with Robert Lin

Losing its physical fair to a COVID-19 outbreak within days of opening, Taiwan's biggest book fair extends its online run—by four months. The post The Suddenly Digital Taipei International Book Exhibition: Interview with Robert Lin appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Other Condition: Robert Musil on Theater

THEATER SYMPTOMS: Plays and Writings on Drama is the mother lode for Robert Musil aficionados, a vital piece of the author’s canon. Containing the major play The Utopians, other dramatic material and fragments, and Musil’s theater criticism, much of it translated into English for the first time,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Small Press Distribution Begins Internal Audit Following Employee Allegations

Small Press Distribution has hired a workplace investigation and mediation firm following allegations of wage and discrimination issues by current and former employees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The information warriors fighting 'robot zombie army' of coronavirus sceptics

The Anti-Virus website takes on figures like Toby Young and Allison Pearson - and its creators think it has them on the runCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSometimes, Stuart Ritchie feels like he’s being pursued by an army of smiley faces. The lecturer at the Institute... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’ is not just an adventure tale, it’s a timely novel about politics and dissent

Stevenson’s classic 19th-century novel is study in loyalty against a backdrop of violence and unrest. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-20 16:00:00 UTC ]
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UK: Welbeck Acquires Australian Illustrator Robert Ingpen’s Backlist

en titles from illustrator Robert Ingpen now form the basis of a new UK children's book publishing imprint, Welbeck Children's Classics. The post UK: Welbeck Acquires Australian Illustrator Robert Ingpen’s Backlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-01-14 17:48:52 UTC ]
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World War II’s less-famous fascist

Mussolini is overshadowed by Hitler, but his deeds were despicable too, John Gooch writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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