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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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Interview with John Banville, a portrait in ‘The Guardian’ and more…

http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2105250/Das-ganze-Interview-mit-John-Banville?setTime=17.06#/beitrag/video/2105250/Das-ganze-Interview-mit-John-Banville Extraordinary interview with the Irish writer John Banville for the German literature TV show ‘Das blaue Sofa’ from 7th Mar 2014 about his latest novel ‘Ancient Light’ from 2012 that is published now in Germany. “All art is an

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Harry Quebert: The French thriller that has taken the world by storm – Telegraph

Harry Quebert: The French thriller that has taken the world by storm – Telegraph. Harry Quebert: The French thriller that has taken the world by storm ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’, a French novel by the 28 year-old

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