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Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit | Brain Pickings

Saul Bellow’s Spectacular Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech on How Art and Literature Ennoble the Human Spirit | Brain Pickings. “Only art penetrates … the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight

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40 great books to unlock your creative potential – Holy Kaw!

40 great books to unlock your creative potential – Holy Kaw!. No matter what you’re field, if you seek to make a splash, the ability to think outside the box is essential. Canva’s Andrew Tate found forty inspiring reads to

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Stephen King’s ‘On Writing’ and Neil Shubin’s ‘Your Inner Fish’

“When, during the course of an interview for The New Yorker, I told the interviewer (Mark Singer) that I believed stories are found things, like fossils in the ground, he said that he didn’t believe me. I replied that that

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Virginia Woolf ‘Now is life very solid or very shifting?’

“Now is life very solid or very shifting? I am haunted by the two contradictions. This has gone on forever; goes down to the bottom of the world — this moment I stand on. Also it is transitory, flying, diaphanous.

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Book Review – Rain Gods by James Lee Burke | Peggy Blair – Getting Published

Book Review – Rain Gods by James Lee Burke | Peggy Blair – Getting Published. Posted on November 19, 2011 by Peggy Blair James Lee Burke hits a home run with his most recent book, Rain Gods. It’s a big switch

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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald – review | Books | The Guardian

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald – review | Books | The Guardian. Greenwald’s often gripping account of his central involvement in the Snowden revelations also raises big political questions Philippe

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37 Books Every Creative Person Should Be Reading

37 Books Every Creative Person Should Be Reading. Making things is hard. Here are some books to inspire and invigorate you. posted on June 18, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.   Ashley Perez BuzzFeed Staff 1. The Creative Habit, by Twyla

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