about us When you think of photo galleries, New York City, San Francisco or Los Angeles probably first come to mind. But if you ask about where are the top leading photographic image makers using historical techniques and alternative processes within the contemporary and traditional fields of photography you’ll hear about the Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tilt Gallery is owned by four photographers Michelle and Melanie Craven, Sabine Guedamour and Rachel Brace-Stille. The intimate gallery was one of the first to specialize in historic formats and alternative processes. Timing was perfect.
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Reading Guide: Novels About World War One We will never fully understand life in the trenches. We'll never know the smell of the mustard gas, or the sounds of the shells whistling through the air, or the feeling of the heat from the gun barrels. But the talented writers who served in World War I—Ernest Hemingway, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves—permanently altered the literary landscape of the battlefield.
Great Books Lists: Lists of Classics, Eastern and Western As seen in A Guide to Oriental Classics, Whole Earth magazine, Winter 2002. (A revised version of the article is available at author Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools site.) This page: Introduction | Western Canon | Eastern and World Canons | Contemporary Canon | Other Lists of Great Books | My Reading Lists | Indexes to these Great Books Lists Introduction Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Longlist 2014 announced 23 July 2014 The first Man Booker prize to admit novels from across the globe as long as they are written in English has published its longlist. Following much discussion, the six judges chaired by philosopher Anthony Grayling chose 13 books by four Americans, six Britons, two Irish writers and one Australian. One former Man Booker winner. Howard Jacobson, is on the longlist along with two previously shortlisted authors, Ali Smith and David Mitchell.
2015 Books We Can't Wait To Read There's much to look forward to next year in the world of fiction. Here, in order of release dates, are the books we can't wait to read in 2015: Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman Jan. 6 Megan Mayhew Bergman's first story collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, was a stunning meditation on the ways we interact with nature, and animals in particular. In a particularly moving story, the protagonist likens mother whales pushing their newborn calfs to the water's surface to her own compulsion to nurture. Her next collection, about women whose strange and various pursuits propelled them to near-fame, promises to be just as inspiring. The Season of Migration by Nellie Hermann Jan. 6 Art history buffs might think they know all there is to know about van Gogh.
100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, compel, entertaint and fascinate. The Department for Contemporary Literature at Illinois State University, has traversed the wide spectrum of the literary world to come up with a list of the 100 best lines ever written. Whilst you might not not agree with all 100, there any many that are unquestionably some of the most engaging prose ever committed to print. We've taken 20 of our personal favorites from their collection, you can see their full list right here. Is there anything you think we've collectively missed?
The joy of literary destruction: Writers who broke all the rules There is a certain kind of writer who seems to feel that unless he is breaking apart everything that came before him, composing something that in his own view is astonishingly new, he is not writing great literature. Though he is sincere in his wish to be a great writer (and in that sense might seem almost naive), his preferred mode of public address is sarcasm or heavy irony, both of which are meant to suggest his sophistication, his superiority to banal questions about reality, authenticity, and truth. He has no interest in accurately representing human behavior, partly because he has no interest in accuracy and partly because he has very little interest in other people; what concerns him most is the working of his own mind.
Top 10 Best Novels of the Last 20 Years Books The ten novels on this list all substantiate the belief that books are the most elastic, introspective, human and entertaining form of media that exist. Not movies, not music, not art, not the theatre. The Best Books of 2014 We asked some of our contributors for their favorite books they read this year. (Most listed new books, but a few picked older favorites or ones that will come out in the new year.) I was riveted by Martin Amis’s “The Zone of Interest,” with its daring projection into the mind and “heart” of a character (Paul Doll, the commandant of a Nazi concentration camp) who, like Nabokov’s Kinbote, is a tour de force of crazed self-delusion. The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list 1. Don Quixote Miguel De CervantesThe story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries. • Harold Bloom on Don Quixote – the first modern novel 2. Pilgrim's Progress John BunyanThe one with the Slough of Despond and Vanity Fair. • Robert McCrum's 100 best novels: The Pilgrim's Progress
10 Books That Have Never Left You – What Are Your 10? Recently a friend tagged me on Facebook and challenged me to, without thinking too hard, make a list of 10 books that have stayed with me in some way after reading them. This really gave me pause, as I feel like most books I read stick with me long after I’ve read them—but that’s the beauty of books. One of the best parts of this challenge, I’ve noticed, isn’t so much the championing of my favorite books, it’s seeing the lists that others are posting. Some are classics, some are books I’ve read, and some are books I’ve never even heard of. What I do know is that it’s giving me great ideas of what to add to my (already lengthy) list of “Books I Want to Read.” So before I list my books, I want to officially challenge you to post 10 books that have stayed with you in some way after reading them in the comments section of this post.