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'Latest Readings' Offers Buoyant Musings On A Lifetime Of Literature

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:03am

Literary critic Clive James revisits the work of great writers such as Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Shakespeare and others, subjecting each to the "finicky test of delight."

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Authors' Garden Clippings Grow Students' Love Of Literature

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:06am

High school English teacher Jennifer McQuillan spent the summer collecting clippings from the gardens of American authors. She's using them to plant a "literary garden" in her school's courtyard.

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In Richard Price's Latest Novel, Haunted Cops And Cases They Couldn't Close

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:29am

Price says that in every precinct there's one cop who just can't let go of a case. "They all reminded me of Ahab ... looking for their whales," he says. Originally broadcast Feb. 17, 2015.

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Capturing An Unknowable Writer In 'Love Song'

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:03am

Author Tracy Daugherty's new biography of Joan Didion is an honest attempt to construct a coherent narrative about her — but critic Michael Schaub says it doesn't completely work.

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'Sad Puppies' Fail To Stuff Ballot Box At Hugo Awards

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:35pm

The "sad puppies" — a group of disgruntled, mostly white male science fiction authors — struck out at the Hugo Awards over the weekend after trying to stuff the ballot box.

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