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On This Day in 1845 Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' Is Published
Offbeat  (tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, on this day, 1/29, poetry, literature )

- 266 days ago -
"The Raven" was first attributed to Poe in print in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. Its publication made Poe widely popular in his lifetime, although it did not bring him much financial success.
Israeli Portrait of Rose-Tinted Past Gives Way to Rage at Settlers
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- 572 days ago -
Jerusalem, he notes, is said in schoolbooks to have Christians and Muslims but no reference to Palestinians is made.
Enfant Terrible's Literary Vision of An Islamic France
Offbeat  (tags: literature, enfant terrible, France, Islam, Islamophobia, scandal )

- 656 days ago -
Put France's literary enfant terrible together with Europe's most combustible political talking point, and sparks were always going to fly. Michel Houellebecq, whose tale of sex, mother-hatred and cloning Atomised was the French literary scandal of
The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State
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- 735 days ago -
There are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality--one winds up informing the other.
10 TV Shows That Writers Really Love
Offbeat  (tags: Writers, Writing, TV Shows, Literature, Books )

- 2210 days ago -
These creative standouts provide viewers of a literary bent with some of the tools needed to tighten their craft and build ideas to their fullest potential.
10 Best Blogs for Wannabe Book Critics
Offbeat  (tags: Books, Novels, Literature, Books, Readers, Writers )

- 2221 days ago -
For book critics, the blogs on this list offer some of the best criticism on the web, and they make for indispensable reading for writers looking to sharpen their critical thinking and composition skills.
10 Autobiographical Comic Books You Should Read
Offbeat  (tags: Comic Books, Autobiography, Reading, Literature )

- 2224 days ago -
Comic books let the authors slide between literal representations of their lives and surreal, emotion-driven images that evoke everything from love to longing, and these books are true works of art.
10 Pulitzer Winners Everyone Should Own
Offbeat  (tags: Classics, Books, Literature, Pulitzer Prize, Stories )

- 2224 days ago -
If you want to bone up on classics from all eras, explore some great stories, or just look smarter when people come over to visit, add these volumes to your bookshelf.
50 Young Adult Book Blogs
Offbeat  (tags: Young Adult Books, Blogs, Reading, Internet, Literature, Novels )

- 2227 days ago -
Young Adult books continue to grow in popularity, and it shows by the number of YA blogs circulating the Web today. Here are 50 young adult book blogs you need to check out.
75 Signs You're a Bibliophile
Offbeat  (tags: Books, Literature, Reading, Bibliophile )

- 2286 days ago -
We swarm the world with a voracious hunger cured only by sufficient mental and creative stimulation. We are in your office. We are in your schools. We may even be in your homes. You may even be one of us...
Top 10 Fictional Fashion Icons in Film and Literature
Offbeat  (tags: Literature, Fiction, Fashion, Icons, Books )

- 2335 days ago -
From classic American literature, keep reading th top these top 10 fictional fashion icons in film and literature.
500-Year-Old Nostradamus Prophecies Become First French Book to Be Archived on Google
Offbeat  (tags: First French Book, Google, predictions by Nostradamus, Literature )

- 2466 days ago -
A sixteenth century edition of predictions by Nostradamus has become the first book from France's vast archive of literature to be digitally preserved by Google.
50 Best Literature Blogs
Offbeat  (tags: Literature, Education, Writing, Blogs )

- 2502 days ago -
Looking for a good read? Then don't bother asking friends what they've read lately or head to the nearest book store in hopes of stumbling upon something good. Instead, try checking out these 50 best literature blogs.
50 Must-Read Novels From the 20th Century
Offbeat  (tags: Literature, Books, Comunity, Writers )

- 2543 days ago -
Literature, as with all forms of creative expression, is a highly subjective art. This list intends to blend highly recognized and celebrated works with those that may have gone overlooked by those outside the literary community...
BBC NEWS | What's in a Name?
Offbeat  (tags: name, odd, initial, truman, clinton, eliot, rodham, hillary, literature, mark twain, lewis carroll, book )

- 3184 days ago -
Alfred became Alistair Cooke. Harry Truman added an S. Hillary first refused to add Clinton, only for it to supersede her own. A name can shape one's persona.

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