Posts Tagged: Telegraph

The Rumpus Interview with Jon Day

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Jon Day discusses his memoir, Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as “a technology for living.”

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British Insecurity

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Among those who bemoaned the change of rules were a number of British novelists. Why did they assume their American counterparts were better? Or if they thought Americans were just different, why did they assume judges would prefer the game the Americans were playing? This year marks the first time that any book written in […]

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Why We All Can’t Be J.K. Rowling

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After a panel at the House of Commons about copyright issues, author Joanne Harris writes in the Telegraph about the difficulty of being successful within the publishing industry. Among other factors, she attributes some of the failure to readers’ misconceptions about the lives of writers: Part of the problem…is that, thanks to the media, the […]

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Better Books, Better Brains

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If you’ve ever felt like reading good literature gives you more comfort and insight than any self-help book ever could, you’re probably onto something. Scientists at the University of Liverpool recently conducted a study indicating that the brain “lights up” bigger and brighter when grappling with Shakespeare and Wordsworth than when taking in ordinary prose. […]

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Hitchcock Film Discovered

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The White Shadow, Alfred Hitchcock’s long lost film from the 1920’s, has been found (in part), buried in the New Zealand Film Archive. One of four reels of nitrate film prints were uncovered—the “missing link” in studying the cinematic trajectory of Hitchcock’s career. Though The Pleasure Garden marks his official directorial debut, Hitchcock’s work on […]

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