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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead review – luminous, furious and wildly inventive | Books | The Guardian

This genre-bending tale of escape from slavery in the American south contains extraordinary prose and uncomfortable home truths Source: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead review – luminous, furious and wildly inventive | Books | The Guardian Advertisements

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16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016 — Brain Pickings

From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver. To look back on any period of reading with the intention of selecting one’s favorite books is a curious two-way time machine —

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The 27 Best Books on Writing

Writing is hard, and defining yourself as a writer can be even harder. Here’s our exhaustive list of the best books on writing when the blank page beckons. Source: The 27 Best Books on Writing

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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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