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The Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century - Introduction. Los más vendidos. The 100 Best Books of All Time. The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.

The 100 Best Books of All Time

This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have unknown authors. Each writer had to select his or her own list of ten books. The books selected by this process and listed here are not ranked or categorized in any way; the organizers have stated that "they are all on an equal footing," with the exception of Don Quixote which was given the distinction "best literary work ever written. " The following list organizes the works alphabetically by author.[1] Fyodor Dostoevsky is the author with the most books on the list, with four. Catalog your books online. Book-A-Minute Classics. Got another book report to do?

Book-A-Minute Classics

English teachers have the inconsiderate habit of assigning mammoth-sized works of literature to read and then actually expecting you to do it. This wouldn't be so bad except that invariably the requisite reading is as boring as fly fishing in an empty lake. Half of those books don't even have discernible plots. And let's face it -- the Cliff's Notes are pretty time-consuming too. Worry no more. "That's nice," you say, "but I don't believe you. " Etudes de lettres. Lecture. What should I read next.

15 Books You Should Have Read in 2010 - Culture - GOOD. Image by Jane Mount, Courtesy 20x200 Yes, we read Freedom this year and yes, it was good.

15 Books You Should Have Read in 2010 - Culture - GOOD

As Esquire put it, it “was one great slab of a book, at a time when most books have given up on greatness.” But there were other books in 2010, books that had to compete for our ever more challenged attention spans and won. So we asked a few members of the GOOD team & some of our good colleagues which book made their best list this past year. (And since discovering something you might have missed is one of the great pleasures of reading, no selections were disqualified for having been published prior to 2010). The 100 best books of all time - 'Medea,' by Euripides. Mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Harry Potter.

With Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince coming out in the U.S. later this week, it's time to out myself as a Slytherin Supporter. Maybe you already knew that. Nothing against Gryffindors - I'm no Voldemort or anything - but I always tend to like the villains a little more than the do-gooders. To celebrate Harry and Co.'s sixth movie (and sixth book), here are a few facts that you may not have known about the gang in gold and red (and maybe a couple about the set in silver and green). 1. It has a sour tone to it, doesn't it? Top 10 Most Disturbing Novels. Books Not everyone has the stomach for disturbing literature, but there is such a large amount of writing in the genre that everyone should give it at least one try.

Top 10 Most Disturbing Novels

This list will help to introduce you to the darker side of novels – the disturbing, macabre, and oftentimes downright sick. The only rule to this list is that the book must be a work of fiction. If you think something has been left off the list, be sure to tell us in the comments. List of books banned by governments. Background[edit] "Almost every country places some restrictions on what may be published, although the emphasis and the degree of control differ from country to country and at different periods.

List of books banned by governments

"[1] There are a variety of reasons for which books may be banned. Materials are often suppressed due to the perceived notion of obscenity. This obscenity can apply to materials that are about sexuality, race, drugs, or social standing.[2] The censorship of literature on the charge of obscenity appears to have begun in the early 19th century.[3] The rise of the middle class, who had evangelical backgrounds, brought about this concern with obscenity.[4] Free Online Literature and Study Guides. 28 autores eligen sus hijos predilectos. Este es un viaje a los aleph de 28 escritores a través de sus propias voces.

28 autores eligen sus hijos predilectos

A los lugares elegidos por ellos por condensar lo más representativo, logrado, emblemático o preferido de su creación literaria. 58 Classic Novels In 33 Words Or Less & Clutch Blog. “TL;DR” is internet-speak for “Too long; didn’t read.”

58 Classic Novels In 33 Words Or Less & Clutch Blog

You’ll see it used when some passionate nerd writes an exceptionally wordy comment or blog post. If one of your fellow online readers is nice enough, he or she will take the time to skim it and sum up the content in one snarky sentence. Print - The 75 Books Every Man Should Read. Print - The 75 Books Every Man Should Read. The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time.

The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit)

Being a fan of sci-fi, and wanting to expand my own reading list, I thought it would be helpful to tally the results and preserve them here for future reference. I've also included selected quotes from the comments, as well as my own notes on the books I've already read. PS: All book images in this post are copyright Amazon, and were retrieved using my Big Book Search Engine. So, without further ado, here are the Greatest Sci-Fi Books of All Time, ordered by upvote count: Liste de livre. Blue Fairy Book. 100 Must Read Books: The Man’s Essential Library. Bibliothèque Team Alexandriz.

Petite bibliothèque virtuelle entre amis. Mes livres. 30 Very Funny Books. By Gina Barreca, Ph.D.

30 Very Funny Books

It's a dreary day, so I thought I'd indulge myself and come up with a list of my favorite comedies. A caveat, however: this is not a fancy English-professor-y list of the finest, most exquisitely crafted, most erudite or intellectually sophisticated works on paper in the language. This is a list of the books that make me laugh until my mascara starts to run. These are books to read over your first cup of coffee or just before you go to sleep . - Your Guide To The Gods. Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read.

A user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. Posted on October 17, 2011 - by The Bookworm Not that long ago, I received an email from a friend sharing with me the BBC Big Read list. A group of scholars in both philosophy and literature sat down and decided the top 100 novels everyone should read in their lifetime.

The email simply asked “How many, Bookworm, how many?” Bibliopedia. The 13 scariest books of all time NOT written by Stephen King. Yes, we all know King is the Sultan of Scare, and that books like The Shining, Salem's Lot, and It will make you quake in your fuzzy slippers. But here are 13 books that'll start the shivers while spreading the wealth. SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Thomas Harris This isn't the first time we'd meet the psychopathic Hannibal Lecter—that'd be Red Dragon—but it was the most eerie. And what's more, he wasn't the only serial baddie at work: Buffalo Bill took his share of trophies as Silence of the Lambs worked its way into the public's collective cerebral cortex. Free Online Literature and Study Guides. 7 Books We Lost to History That Would Have Changed the World.

The vast majority of the knowledge humans have assembled over the centuries, has been lost. The world's geniuses either kept their revelations to themselves and then died, or else they put it down on paper which has long since rotted or burned or been used to line some parakeet's cage. Obviously we'll never know what great books have been lost to time, but we have clues on some of them, and what those clues tell us is mind-boggling, and a little bit depressing. If you could make a library out of just books that didn't survive, you'd have a collection of some of the best freaking books ever written. The Gospel of Eve, by Unknown. 50 Fascinating Things I've Read Lately.

Pretty simple. When I read something I like, I try to write it down. In no particular order, here are 50 things I've read lately that, for one reason or another, caught my attention. "Today, of Americans officially designated as 'poor,' 99 percent have electricity, running water, flush toilets, and a refrigerator; 95 percent have a television, 88 percent a telephone, 71 percent a car and 70 percent air conditioning.

Cornelius Vanderbilt had none of these. "--Matt Ridley "As late as the 1950s, New York's garment industry was the nation's largest manufacturing cluster. "If everyone worldwide had the same chance of becoming a billionaire, you'd expect the chance of a billionaire child having a billionaire parent to be one out of 9.3 million. "Two married 66-year-olds with roughly average earnings over their lives will end up paying about $110,000 in dedicated Medicare taxes through the payroll tax, including the portion their employers pay. 10 Books Taboo for Their Time. 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Their 30th Birthday.

Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email The Web is grand. With its fame for hosting informative, easy-to-skim textual snippets and collaborative written works, people are spending more and more time reading online. Nevertheless, the Web cannot replace the authoritative transmissions from certain classic books that have delivered (or will deliver) profound ideas around the globe for generations. Best Sellers. Book-A-Minute. Books, Poetry & Writing. Literary Locations. For travellers with literary imaginations, the world is crammed full of places that have inspired writers to bring their characters to life there - from Pooh Bear's wood to Sleeping Beauty's Castle.

Some are well known, and well trodden - others have been forgotten. For many, literary locations make a great reason for a driving holiday. The Best Science Fiction Books (According to Reddit) - StumbleUpon. Great Books Index. Book Lists. 108 libros periodísticos recomendados. Si fue difícil escoger los 81 libros periodísticos o de no ficción hace un año (con la ayuda de un texto de Leila Guerriero), ahora la dificultad no ha disminuido y eso se debe a la cantidad de publicaciones de ese tipo. Por algo, en Latinoamérica vivimos un verdadero “boom” de la crónica. ¿Novedades para este año? Sí, dos publicaciones que se anuncian como unos “librazos” y que aún no llegan a algunos de los países latinoamericanos: Antología de crónica latinoamericana actual, de Alfaguara, y Mejor que ficción.

Crónicas ejemplares, de Anagrama (ver portadas arriba). Otra novedad es que abrimos paso al periodismo gonzo, con su fundador Hunter S. Y, por lo demás, libros que nos han recomendado, algunos que se nos escaparon en la selección anterior y otros que descubrimos recién. La siguientes es la lista actualizada de libros periodísticos, la mayoría de crónicas y otros de reportajes, algunos tienen algo de ficción, pero sirven igual.

Book-A-Minute Classics. Les 500 meilleurs livres choisis par les internautes. 6 Books Everyone (Including Your English Teacher) Got Wrong. The 13 scariest books of all time NOT written by Stephen King. What 10 Classic Books Were Almost Called. Remember when your high school summer reading list included Atticus , Fiesta , and The Last Man in Europe ? Autori M. Keeping Track of Reading Habits With a ‘Book of Books’ 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years.

In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. - StumbleUpon. The 100 Best Books of All Time. The Top 10 Banned books of all time - ShortLists. 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen. Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams.

Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. I wish I could be more specific, but it would ruin the surprise. Know that it is brilliant, witty and full of mystique. 92% on Rotten Tomatoes (RT). Let the Right One In The best vampire movie ever made in my opinion.

Classics - A Nerd’s Guide to Reading. Rereading: authors reveal their literary addictions. Best Books of the 20th Century (3861 books) Libros recomendados. Top 100. Best Utopian and Dystopian Fiction (1124 books) Setting Book Lists. The 50 SF Books You Must Read. - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books. Choice Awards: Best Books of 2011. One Person Can Make a Difference In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal.

Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough pas ...more Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children who would challenge and reward him in a way that he had never imagined. When Conor learned the unthinkable truth about their situation, he was stunned: The children were not orphans at all.

For Conor, what began as a footloose adventure becomes a commitment to reunite the children he had grown to love with their families, but this would be no small task. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years. 30 Very Funny Books. The Top 10 Banned books of all time - ShortLists - ShortList Magazine - StumbleUpon. Top 10 Novels of the 2000s. Top 10 Most Controversial Works of Literature. 15 Books You Should Have Read in 2010 - Culture - GOOD - StumbleUpon. Print - The 75 Books Every Man Should Read - Esquire - StumbleUpon. Brain Pickings.