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Readers Pick Best Book Of The Past 125 Years

The New York Times Book Review has celebrated 125th anniversary by asking readers to nominate the best book of the past 125 years. The reader submissions were wittled down to a list of 25, which were voted on by more … Continue reading

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be an ingenuous reader

“I must be a very ingenuous reader, because I’ve never thought that novelists mean to say more than what they say. When Franz Kafka says that Gregory Samsa woke up one morning transformed into a gigantic insect, it doesn’t strike … Continue reading

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Memorable Opening Lines

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925) I lost an arm on my last trip home. — Octavia Butler, Kindred (1979) Once … Continue reading

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The Path to Paradise

Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina has created this fabulous series of posters that imagine the houses of celebrated authors. Archiwriter covers many of the world’s greatest male writers. each poster incorporates a famous line and allusion to an appropriate … Continue reading

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