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They're made out of meat! 97% Of Americans Can't Name These Famous Foreign Books. Fairytales much older than previously thought, say researchers. 22 Times The Dedication Page Was The Best Part Of The Book. Behind the scenes of the world’s first true Instagram novel. Instagram has seen its share of photo essays, profiles and short stories.

Behind the scenes of the world’s first true Instagram novel

But no one has used the image-sharing network to publish an entire novel — at least not until Matilda and Harry. “Hey Harry Hey Matilda” is the debut novel of writer and photographer Rachel Hulin … and the debut Instagram novel, period. Over the course of nine months, it will tell the story of a pair of witty, cerebral fraternal twins as they navigate the struggles of 30-something life and their own complicated relationship. On one side: Matilda Goodman, a frustrated artist working as a wedding photographer. On the other: Her brother Harry, an anxiously untenured English professor. Harry Potter Ending is WRONG, Says JK Rowling?! What the English of Shakespeare, Beowulf, and King Arthur actually sounded like. 20 Terrifying Two-Sentence Horror Stories. READING REIMAGINED. A letter to … JK Rowling, whose words gave me a sense of home. I’ve lived most of my life fighting against depression, and I still do.

A letter to … JK Rowling, whose words gave me a sense of home

Yet, even in my darkest moments, your words have kept ringing in my ears and it is high time I said thank you. When I was eight, my mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She had been raising me alone on very little money for the most part of six years, but for the first time in her life she found herself quite unable to take care of me.

I soon became a burden for the rest of the family. My grandparents, aunts and uncles had heard somewhere that anxiety might have been the cause of the disease and because raising a child by oneself while struggling with poverty elicits anxiety, they found it easier to blame my mother’s illness on the child – ie me. A Visual History of Literary References on 'The Simpsons' - Jared Keller - En... From The Bell Jar to Moneyball, from Gore Vidal to Tom Wolfe, countless books and authors have guest-starred on America's longest-running sitcom 20th Century Fox With 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong.

A Visual History of Literary References on 'The Simpsons' - Jared Keller - En...

Despite the perennial complaints about declining quality, the Simpson family maintains a huge audience and the ability to attract new viewers, averaging 7.2 million viewers per episode during the 21st season. An all-Simpsons television channel is rumored to be in the works. William Shakespeare - Biography - Poet, Playwright. If William Shakespeare Had Written Star Wars. By Maria Popova “In time so long ago begins our play / In star-crossed galaxy far, far away.”

If William Shakespeare Had Written Star Wars

Though William Shakespeare regularly dominates surveys of the greatest literature of all time, he remains a surprisingly controversial figure of literary history — while some believe The Bard profoundly changed modern life, others question whether he wrote anything at all. Doubts of authorship aside, one thing Shakespeare most certainly didn’t write is the cult-classic Star Wars — but he, as Ian Doescher brilliantly imagines, could have: Behold William Shakespeare’s Star Wars (public library), a masterwork of literary parody on par with the household tips of famous writers and Edgar Allan Poe as an Amazon reviewer. Accompanying Doescher’s sonnets are ominously beautiful illustrations by Paris-based artist Nicolas Delort. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is delightful in its entirety and the best thing since Star Wars reimagined as a Muppets comic.

Images courtesy of Quirk Books. Reclusive Deity Hasn’t Written A New Book In 2,000 Years. NEW YORK—Leading writers, scholars, and publishers gathered this week at Fordham University for a literary conference and panel discussion on God, the widely praised but reclusive deity who has not published a book since His landmark debut 2,000 years ago.

Reclusive Deity Hasn’t Written A New Book In 2,000 Years

Hailed by critics as one of the most important authors in recent millennia, the eccentric divinity is said to have long ago retreated from the public eye, eschewing a life of celebrity for one of solitude and quiet. To this day, experts confirmed, His artistic reputation rests exclusively upon His bestselling and highly acclaimed first work, the Bible. “It’s also possible that, with the first book, He simply said everything He had to say,” Wood continued. “Though one would think a writer of such impressive knowledge and power would never lack for inspiration.”

“We’d absolutely love to see more stories, psalms, epistles—anything He has,” Eakins continued. “It’s natural to want more,” Boutwell added. Free Ebooks - Great deals on bestsellers you'll love. Letter From Kurt Vonnegut To High Schoolers Shows You Have To Love The Process, Not The Results. Kurt Vonnegut is one of America’s greatest writers of all time!

Letter From Kurt Vonnegut To High Schoolers Shows You Have To Love The Process, Not The Results

Tragically, we lost him in 2007 to a traumatic brain injury. Here was a man who struggled with suicidal thoughts for decades, yet managed to keep it together for the kids. Vonnegut hit the pinnacles of art and culture by being honest, and unafraid to criticize and blast the idiocy and mediocrity he encountered daily.

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