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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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The Nothingness of Personality (young Borges)

“There is no whole self. It suffices to walk any distance along the inexo­rable rigidity that the mirrors of the past open to us in order to feel like out­siders, naively flustered by our own bygone days.” You find yourself

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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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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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Who’s the Greatest Unreliable Narrator in Literature?

Who’s the Greatest Unreliable Narrator in Literature?. Colin Winnette and Jeremy M. Davies each have a new novel featuring an unreliable narrator: Winnette’s Coyote follows a possibly unhinged mother and Davies’s Fancy is about a man looking for a catsitter.

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Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87 | Books | The Guardian

Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87 | Books | The Guardian. Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87 Colombian author became standard-bearer for Latin American letters after success of One Hundred Years of Solitude Edmund

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Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have | Brain Pickings

Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have | Brain Pickings. “Between the wolf in the tall grass and the wolf in the tall story there is a shimmering go-between. That go-between, that prism,

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