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2 hrs ago | Counterpunch

The Liberation of Sensibility

"Marxist aesthetics has yet to ask: What are the qualities of art which transcend the specific social content and form and give art its universality?" Is there any role for classic-humanist literature in the moral/spiritual outlook of 21st century socialists? There certainly was for the leading 19th century socialist: Karl Marx constantly reread ... (more)

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

TIMELINE-Life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and popularized the genre of magical realism, died on Thursday at the age of 87. 1927 - Garcia Marquez is born on March 6 in Aracataca, a backwater banana-growing town near Colombia's Caribbean coast.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Arts, National University, Fidel Castro

Switched

11 Things You Didn't Know About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

HAVANA, CUBA: Colombian writer and Nobel Prize for Literature 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez attends 05 December, 2006 in Havana the inauguration of the XXVIII New Latin American Cinema festival being held 5-15 December.

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Wall Street Journal

Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies

BOGOTA , Colombia-The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel GarcA a MA rquez popularized magical realism in Latin American literature by writing fantastical novels that drew on the folk tales and ghost stories he had heard as a child on Colombia's poor, sun-baked Caribbean coast.

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The Independent

Cornwall: Smugglers' country

As the TV adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' hits our screens, Harriet O'Brien visits the places which inspired the classic tale Harriet O'Brien is an award-winning author and travel writer.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Playwright Colm Toibin to Lead Next Year's PEN World Voices Festival

PEN American Center announced today that acclaimed writer Colm Tibn will serve as Chairman of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, beginning with next year's Festival.

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The Independent

The Rocky Mountains: A lady's life less ordinary

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WNED

'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated

A Bintel Brief and The Harlem Hellfighters are two New York Stories. That's why I'm combining them in this review; not because - as some purists still think - they're lesser works of literature because they're graphic novels.

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Journal Gazette

Nobel laureate author Garcia Marquez dies

His fictional works - among them "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Autumn of the Patriarch" - outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.

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Gawker

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate and author of One Hundred...

Author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garca Mrquez has died in Mexico after a long illness, according to a source close to the family.

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World Magazine

Web Reads: The 12 steps of dying

Preparing for death. For the past half dozen years, I've been reading professor D.G. Myers' literary criticism at A Commonplace Blog .

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Canada.com

75 years after its birth, TV is more popular than ever

UBC professor Tiffany Potter, who specializes in popular culture, speaks on the 75th birthday of television coming up on April 30, 2014.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Therese Raquin to Transfer to Park Theatre, July 30

Following a sell-out run at Finborough Theatre, where it continues until Saturday 19 April, a new musical adaptation of mile Zola's classic French novel Th r se Raquin will transfer to Park200 at Park Theatre for a limited 4 week run from Wednesday 30 July 2014 it was announced today.

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The Lincolnite

First look: New independent book shop opens in Lincoln Bailgate

A new independent shop and meeting space, Lindum Books, has opened its doors in Lincoln Bailgate after a A 40,000 investment.

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USA Today

Exclusive: 'Tales of the Great Beasts' excerpt

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

USA Today

Must-see book trailers: 'Cursed in Shadow,' 'War Eagle Women'

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SFGate

Oakland Children's Fairyland puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann dies

Artist-actor Lewis Mahlmann knew how to charm children with his version of classic tales and handmade puppets at Children's Fairyland in Oakland.

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The Jewish Journal

What's bothering Rashi about Noah?

While Paramount's "Noah" movie has sold plenty of tickets, audience reaction has been mixed.

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The Compass

Nominees for NL Book Awards announced

In the Writers' Alliance Fiction Award category, the finalists are "Strays" by Ed Kavanagh; "Caught" by Lisa Moore and Wangersky for "Whirl Away" .

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CBC News

Marie-Louise Gay, Kathy Stinson shortlisted for kids' lit prize

Established author-illustrator Marie-Louise Gay is known for her Stella series of books, which have also spawned an animated series.

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