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  1. News - World - LITERATURE

    Obituary: Garcia Marquez, an influence ‘all over the planet’

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”. Far ... of the landmark novel, told AFP. With its mix of myth, fantasy and family saga, critics have also observed the influence of Garcia Marquez in Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children”. Watch: Garcia Marquez, ...

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    New collection of Haruki Murakami short stories hits Japan bookshops

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... five short stories which have already been published separately in magazines and one new offering. "Murakami is definitely best known for his [long] novels but reading short stories ... publication since Murakami's latest novel, Shikisai wo Motanai Tazaki Tsukuru to Kare no Junrei no Toshi- "Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"- was released in April ...

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    Charlie Chaplin novel unveiled

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 07:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Chaplin's unknown novel is unveiled A virtually unknown novel by Charlie Chaplin- the only book the silent-film comic ever wrote- is being made public for the first time. Footlights was written by Chaplin in 1948 and later transformed into his film Limelight, in which a washed-out clown saves a dancer from suicide. The book is being published ...

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    US CIA reveals how it used Doctor Zhivago to undermine Soviet Union

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... Zhivago' a cold war hero CIA officials had rave reviews for Boris Pasternak's classic Russian novel Doctor Zhivago- not for its literary merit but as a propaganda weapon in the cold war, ... the novel and British intelligence first recognised its propaganda value in 1958, sending the CIA two rolls of film of its pages and suggesting it be spread through the Soviet Union and eastern ...

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    Ernest Hemingway’s 1955 letter to Marlene Dietrich up for auction

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:33pm by GDN

    ... novel like having you shot onto the stage, drunk, from a self-propelled minenwerfer". "As you landed on the stage drunk and naked I would advance from the rear, or your rear, wearing ...

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    Agatha Christie's sleuth Poirot to be revived in new novel

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth to be revived in novel by British crime writer Sophie Hannah Hercule Poirot is back on the case Best-selling British crime novelist Sophie Hannah will revive Agatha Christie's fictional detective Hercule Poirot in a new novel due out next year. When Hannah's agent told her he had suggested to publisher HarperCollins ...

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    Malaysian author Tash Aw's novel up for Man Booker prize

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Malaysian author's novel up for Man Booker prize The latest book by award-winning Malaysian lawyer Tash Aw, Five Star Billionaire, is among the books named ... established best-sellers Colum McCann and Jhumpa Lahiri, with their latest novels TransAtlantic and The Lowland, and three debut authors. The newcomers in the list are Eve Harris with The Marrying ...

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    Harry Potter should have married Hermione, admits author Rowling

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... novels- might have been a better match for hero Harry, the British author said in comments published by The Sunday Times newspaper. In reality, Ron and Hermione would probably have ended up ...

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    Lawyer who uncovered JK Rowling's Robert Galbraith alter ego is fined

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 11:01pm by GDN

    ... The publisher of The Cuckoo's Calling, Little Brown- which also published Rowling's first adult novel The Casual Vacancy- hastily organised reprints as the book, which until then had sold ...

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    Obama's half-brother in China to launch new book on family secrets

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 04:14pm by AP

    ... President Barack Obama’s half-brother is publishing an autobiography that details the domestic abuse that served as the theme for his earlier semi-autobiographical novel, which featured an abusive ... comes four years after his novel, Nairobi to Shenzhen: A Novel of Love in the East. As in his first book, Ndesandjo wanted to raise awareness of domestic abuse by using his family’s story, ...




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