January 24, 2012 | Author: Peter Kao | Category: Posters | 20 Comments »
We’ve started working on these following titles:
- Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
Expect to see them in our online store within a month or two!
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January 19, 2012 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Uncategorized | No Comments »
If you had the ability to interact with authors from the past such as William Shakespeare and Jane Austen via popular social networks such as Facebook, would you? In other words, would you ‘friend’ William Shakespeare and Jane Austen? Well, it may astound you to discover that there does exist a social network which allows a sense of interaction not only with authors from the past, but also with those who research these authors. The name of the social network is RoSe and you can read all about it in this great article. I think this is a fantastic idea! What do you think?
January 17, 2012 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: News | No Comments »
Salman Rushdie, most well-known for the controversy surrounding his book The Satanic Verses, still continues to create small uproars in some of the places he chooses to travel to. Most recently, he was invited to participate in the Jaipur Literature Festival in India as one of the star authors, then, according to this article convinced to withdraw from the festival. It appears that controversy will follow this brilliant author wherever he goes. It seems unfortunate that he will not be present at the festival as I’m sure he was the reason why many people looked forward to attending in the first place. Hopefully next time it will result differently!
January 16, 2012 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Every now and then I feel ashamed when I discover an author that I have never heard of before but who, nonetheless, is fantastic enough that I have to wonder why I am finding out about him/her so late in the game. Stephen Greenblatt is one of those writers. The Swerve is Greenblatt’s most recent book and like his earlier work Will in the World, is entirely non-fiction. In order to ease you into developing a growing interest in his books, and hopefully an interest in reading them as well, here is a review on The Swerve which I believe will help this process along. Enjoy!
January 14, 2012 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Here is a really cool interview clip in which Sylvia Beach – publisher and firsthand witness to some of the great writers of the Lost Generation – talks about her experiences with writers such as James Joyce (author of works such as Ulysses) and Ernest Hemingway (author of works such as A Farewell to Arms). It is a wonderful look at life in Paris and the epoch of these young writers who were creating such fantastic work! I felt as if it gave me an intimate look into the simple beginnings and behind the scene moments of these authors before they became famous literary giants. Enjoy!