Tag Archives: Fiction

Free Books in Translation

Archipelago Books is giving away 30 e-books (in ePub or PDF format) from their back catalogue. Most are translated works of fiction, though you’ll also find poetry, such as by the Cuban Dulce María Loynaz (tr. James O’Connor), and the hard-to-categorize Novices of Sias … Continue reading

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Smiley’s People

I’m a huge fan of John le Carré and have read everything that he’s written. No matter how one may feel about his politics, he’s the undisputed master of the espionage novel. Artist Matt Taylor  has illustrated a quite number … Continue reading

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the books were waiting

 

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Have a Lovecraft Halloween

What better way to celebrate Halloween than a bit of H.P. Lovecraft lore.

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whatever walked there, walked alone

If you are looking for a memorable read for Halloween, you can’t go wrong with Shirley Jackson’s very spooky 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. The intriguing opening paragraph is one of the best in modern literature and will entice even … Continue reading

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Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt

The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library opened in a donated storefront in the author’s hometown of Indianapolis in 2011. Over the years, the institution’s success as a tourist attraction and literary pilgrimage site made it obvious that the museum couldn’t … Continue reading

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A is for Anarchism

I recently had the chance to finally watch the New American Masters PBS documentary on the late science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin. For the most part, it was a good exploration of her life and career. Maybe if … Continue reading

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Writing Is Hard Work

 

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RIP Toni Morrison

You think dark is just one color, but it ain’t. There’re five or six kinds of black. Some silky, some woolly. Some just empty. Some like fingers. And it don’t stay still, it moves and changes from one kind of … Continue reading

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Get Get Shorty

Here at TBTP World HQ we are big fans of The Folio Society’s beautifully executed reissues of literary classics and popular modern novels. They have a knack for putting together a stunning package and commissioning the right illustrator for each edition. … Continue reading

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