Fancy reading Madam Bovary in around 90 minutes? Want faster Flaubert? apps have been getting a bit of attention lately, one in particular, called Spritz claims to take the average reader from 200 words per minute to 1000. The developers of the ... ABC Online, 3 weeks ago
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As you get older, the heart shed its leaves like a tree. You cannot hold out against certain winds. Each day tears away a few more leaves; and then there are the storms that break off several branches at one go. And while nature's greenery grows ...New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago
T The American-British writer Henry James was born on this day in 1843. In 1915, the writer Rebecca West wrote about taking comfort in James's literary passions amidst the terror of a German Zeppelin raid. WELL," said my companion, "shall we go ...The New Republic Online, 18 hours ago
NEW YORK — It's tempting to think of Jim Jarmusch's high-standing white hair as the mark of a lightning bolt that struck him long ago, leaving him forever an eager receiver for the electricity of inspiration. My antennae are always up. If ...Japan Today, 3 days ago With vampires, Jarmusch takes the long view Lebanon Daily Star, 4 days ago
The short stories in American writer Lydia Davis’s ‘Can’t and Won’t’ range from one-liners to lists to letters. Dwight Garner reviews the indescribable stories that leave you asking for more... Lydia Davis’s short ...Deccan Herald, 3 days ago
Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, really. Yet simple squiggles on a page, arranged just so, can convey ideas that change the way we think or introduce to us characters we love for a lifetime. In celebration of reading -- and of this ...Los Angeles Times, 4 days ago
The News—A User's Manual: By Alain de Botton, Hamish Hamilton, 267 pages, Rs 699 What can you expect of a book about the most pervasive presence in modern life—daily news—written by an author with a novelistic temperament? Nothing that you ...Livemint.com, 4 days ago
A new book designed by Heretic is aiming to provide readers with a gateway into the sometimes-impenetrable world of artist Marcel Duchamp. is, rather than a dictionary in the truest sense, an inspirational way to explore the artist's life, work and ...Design Week, 6 days ago
Celebrated short story author Lydia Davis, winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize , will speak at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on April 16 as part of the annual McKinney Writing Contest awards ceremony. The lecture, which is free ...Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1 week ago Lydia Davis Is the Perfect Writer for the Twitter Era The New Republic Online, 1 week ago
NEW YORK, NY .- Marcel Duchamp (1887 1968) is considered to be the most influential artist of the 20th century. One hundred years ago he revolutionised how we look at and think about art with his invention of the readymade. In the new millennium ...Artdaily.org, 1 week ago
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