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Posts Tagged: The Telegraph

Our Parents Get Their Own Genre

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Baby Boomer-centric literature is the next big thing, declares The Telegraph. Just as YA literature deals with one of life’s major milestones, so does boomer literature as older adults come to terms with aging, retirement, and the final chapter of their lives. Nevertheless, like any good trend, not everyone agrees as to what Boomer Lit actually […]

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Now and Then

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At the Telegraph, Mario Vargas Llosa drops some wisdom on the state of literature: “I remember when I was young,” he continues, “to have a literary or artistic vocation was really dramatic, because you were so isolated from the common world. You felt that you were marginal, and if you dared to try to organize […]

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Ishiguro Doesn’t Take Breaks

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For the Telegraph, Gaby Wood speaks with Kazuo Ishiguro about his new release The Buried Giant. The novel is Ishiguro’s first book in ten years, however the author has not been taking a “break,” working hard to find a project that was “good enough” to complete. Like some of his past publications, the novel deals heavily with the […]

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Forgetful Historian

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Another Sherlock Holmes story has been discovered hidden away in an attic. Fifty years ago, Walter Elliot had been given a 1904 story collection containing the 1,300-word Holmes tale. The 80-year-old historian recently rediscovered the book containing the story, “Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar.” Its not the first […]

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12 Days of Potter

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Subscription website Pottermore, the Harry Potter-themed site run by author J.K. Rowling, is getting twelve days of new content. Widely reported as though Rowling is releasing twelve new stories, the new content is somewhat less elaborate, including such things as Rowling’s thoughts on Draco Malfoy and some new potions. New content will be available to […]

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Paradise Locked

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In anticipation of this past week’s Hay Festival, fiction luminary Toni Morrison wrote an essay for The Telegraph examining the concept of paradise as it relates to race and class. The novelist locates the promise of this “Utopia for few” in both early black newspapers and the pursuit-of-happiness ethos that drives contemporary American life: unattainable […]

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