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  1. News - World - LITERATURE

    Canadian short-story author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 07:33pm by AFP

    ... Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature yesterday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition. She is just the 13th woman to win the coveted award ... the Nobel Literature Prize since it was first awarded in 1901. The last woman to receive it was Herta Mueller of Germany in 2009. She is also the first Canadian to win the prestigious honour. Saul ...

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    'Father of modern African literature' Chinua Achebe dead at 82

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Lagos Chinua Achebe, best known for first novel Things fall Apart, was a fierce critic of Nigeria Father of modern African literature dies Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the revered "father of modern African literature', has died aged 82, his family said yesterday. Best known internationally for his novel Things Fall Apart, which depicts the collision ...

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    Oh fortune, fortune! French librarian stumbles upon rare Shakespeare work from the 17th century that is one of the world's most valuable books

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by AFP

    ... of Shakespeare's works dating to the 18th century for an exhibition on English literature in Saint-Omer near Calais. The book, published seven years after Shakespeare's death, was authenticated ... at a time when printed plays were not considered literature, and sold for one pound at a time when a skilled worker could hope to earn four pounds a year, said Rasmussen. In Japan, where many copies ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Mo Yan wins world's highest honour for literature with writing rooted in Chinese tradition and influenced by Western peers Chinese writer wins nobel Author Mo Yan made history yesterday by becoming the first Chinese national to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Although mainland-born Gao Xingjian won the literature prize 12 years ago, he ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Reasons to persevere with seemingly impenetrable 'great' works

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Literature How to Do Things with Fictionsby Joshua Landy Oxford University Press 4 stars Stephen Abell How to Do Things with Fictions by Joshua Landy Oxford University Press   Stephen ... difficult works of fiction" if they give no pleasure. His answer is simple: complicated literature (like vegetables) is good for you. He believes certain texts help train our minds. "Each ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LITERATURE

    Wang Anyi's Scent of Heaven wins 4th Dream of the Red Chamber Award

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Shanghai-based author's Ming-era novel triumphs in Baptist University competition Comeback for Wang Anyi with literary prize win Shanghai author Wang Anyi scored a big hit with her 1995 novel Song of Everlasting ...

  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Found: letter that put Jack Kerouac on the road to literary greatness

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... Kerouac scrapped an early draft of On The Road and, during a three-week writing binge, revised his novel into a style similar to Cassady's, one that would become known as Beat literature ... is Cassady's 18-page, single-spaced screed describing a drunken, sexually charged, sometimes comical visit to his hometown of Denver. "It's the seminal piece of literature of the Beat ...

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    In new book, George W. Bush says dad mulled quitting after one term

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 05:11am by AP

    ... George H.W.Bush seriously considered not running for re-election in 1992 even though he loved his job, according to a new book written by his son, former US president George W.Bush. ...

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    Richard Flanagan wins Booker for account of life as a prisoner of Japanese in second world war

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... Death Railway, built with forced labour at the cost of tens of thousands of lives. Named after a classic work of Japanese literature, the book is dedicated to Flanagan's father- referred ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LITERATURE

    UK education revamp leaves US authors on the shelf

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by AP

    ... Jill Lawless No foreign authors please- we're British Britain's education minister says he has not killed a mockingbird, but many literature-lovers don't believe him. ... and Ireland. Exam boards in England and Wales have released their new booklists for the English literature GCSE, an exam taken by 16-year-olds after a two-year course of study. Michael Gove wants ...




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