This list is a composite of four earlier lists compiled by the Modern Library, the Library Journal, Koen Book Distributors, and students of the Radcliffe Publishing Course, each of which purports to identify the best twentieth century fiction written in English. It was compiled in hope of arriving at a more comprehensive view of what the century's best fiction actually is. For more on the genesis of this project, see the column I wrote about it for the now defunct web journal Calliope .
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 .
Got another book report to do? English teachers have the inconsiderate habit of assigning mammoth-sized works of literature to read and then actually expecting you to do it.
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Image by Jane Mount, Courtesy 20x 200 Yes, we read Freedom this year and yes, it was good. As Esquire put it, it “was one great slab of a book, at a time when most books have given up on greatness.”
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.'
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.
Book censorship is when a book is removed from the shelf of a library.
Este es un viaje a los aleph de 28 escritores a través de sus propias voces. A los lugares elegidos por ellos por condensar lo más representativo, logrado, emblemático o preferido de su creación literaria. Todo en 757 páginas a bordo de Mil bosques en una bellota (Duomo), un libro a cargo de Valerie Miles después de casi cinco años en los que convenció a estos escritores de crear una especie de autorretrato literario.
"TL;DR" is internet-speak for "Too long; didn't read." 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.
Recently, someone asked Reddit for a list of the best science fiction books of all time.
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Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay <img class="aligncenter" title="bookshelf of vintage books" alt="" src="http://thenonist.com/images/uploads/KUPFERSITCH-KABINETT-DRESD2.jpg" width="343" height="344" /> Photo by the nonist There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life.
By Gina Barreca, Ph.D. It's a dreary day, so I thought I'd indulge myself and come up with a list of my favorite comedies.
A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson : “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” 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.