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posted on 23 Oct 2017

This vintage article has been published on The New Yorker website.

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Hearing Poetry

posted on 15 Sep 2017

This article has been published on the Federation of Children's Book Groups website.

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Going underground

posted on 06 Mar 2017

This article, looking at the literary influences on Paul Weller, has been published on the TLS website.

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Ted Hughes and mythology

posted on 15 Nov 2016

This article can be found on the British Library website in the Discovering Literature: 20th Century section.

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Lovecraft resurgent

posted on 08 Nov 2016

In the summer of 2016, there was lots of buzz around the TV series Stranger Things. 

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Baldwin in the Obama Years

posted on 08 Nov 2016

On September 22, 1963, the Sunday following the Ku Klux Klan’s bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church...

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The truth about the Hemingway Heist

posted on 02 Sep 2016

In my memoir of a life in the book trade, I didn’t discuss the theft of letters on a fight between Ernest Hemingway and Morley Callaghan, officiated by F

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The Man Who Never Grew Up

posted on 30 Aug 2016

The Man Who Never Grew Up : The life and legacy of Roald Dahl by Anwen Crawford The late Roald Dahl, who was born 100 years ago this month...

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posted on 30 Aug 2016

Leafy London squares, boldly painted furniture, cottage-style gardens and unorthodox ménages: the loose circle of writers...

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Ghosts of the Chelsea Hotel

posted on 25 Aug 2016

When the Hotel Chelsea [....] opened in 1844 on West 23rd Street, it immediately became a beacon for artists and outcasts

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Writers in Paris

posted on 07 Jul 2016

In the years after the First World War, a number of American writers took up residence in Paris.

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Cynthia Ozick's Long Crusade

posted on 27 Jun 2016

The New York Times Magazine has published this article by Giles Harvey that assesses the career of the highly regarded novelist

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The Creation of Radclyffe Hall

posted on 06 Jun 2016

The Creation of Radclyffe Hall by Gill Rossini The Women's History Network has published this blog article by Gill Rossini on Radclyffe Hall,

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Seven People Dancing

posted on 02 Jun 2016

The New Yorker magazine online has printed an original piece of writing by Langston Hughes

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Moscow’s Magic Realism

posted on 29 May 2016

Boris Fishman has provided The New York Times with this fascinating review of the work of Mikhail Bulgakov

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A Poet Unlike Any Other

posted on 26 May 2016

The New York Review of Books has published this excellent review of Stevie Smith's achievements as a poet

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Overdrafts of Pleasure

posted on 19 May 2016

In The Paris Review, Max Nelson considers the question : John Cleland wrote his (very) erotic novel, Fanny Hill, in prison. What did he mean by it?

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The Outlaw

posted on 16 May 2016

A really excellent article by Peter Schjedahl in The New Yorker about the often controversial novelist, poet, essayist and journalist, William Burroughs

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Alone in the Jungle

posted on 12 May 2016

This article about the orphan in literature has been published on the Hazlitt website.

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Mad Ducks and Bears

posted on 29 Apr 2016

The Paris Review is carrying a lengthy appreciation of the work of George Plimpton, one of their founding editors and a great sports writer

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Drawing Inspiration

posted on 12 Mar 2016

Drawing Inspiration Illustrators or writers? Or both? That's the question that Edward Carey tackles in his article that appears in The New York Times.

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The Oscars Library

posted on 28 Feb 2016

Some more great fun and interesting research from the people at Abebooks - specifically from Jessica Doyle.

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A Tour of Tokyo's Bookstores

posted on 26 Feb 2016

A Tour of Tokyo's Bookstores Abebooks have published a fascinating article by Colin Laird, taking us on a tour of Tokyo's bookstores.

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Chess and Literature

posted on 16 Feb 2016

An interesting blog published on the Abebooks website which looks at the way the game of chess has featured ....

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Song of Inexperience

posted on 13 Feb 2016

The New York Times Review of Books has published an excellent profile of E.M.Forster by Vivian Gornick.

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We Learn It From Books

posted on 31 Jul 2015

A presentation that explores the way in which children's literature has historically reinforced the social construction of ideas ....

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