Category Archives: fiction

On translation, by a master translator

Edith Grossman, the translator of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and other Latino writers, has an excellent essay, on, what else, translation. I like what she said, that (emphasis mine, bold): Publishers have their excuses, of course. A persistent but not very … Continue reading

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Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction

By Antonia Senior Publishers face secrecy over sales and an absence of industry-wide data to help them plot strategy Kindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts. Their shelves still boast classics and Booker winners. But inside that plastic case, other things lurk. … Continue reading

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James Joyce reading of a part (Anna Livia Plurabelle) of his novel ‘Finnegans Wake’

Ne, daytoy man ni Apong James Joyce a mismo a mangbasbasa/mangibasbasa iti paset ti novelana a “Finnegans Wake.” Hm, dandanin dua a dekada nga adda kaniak daytoy a libro, narugiakon idin  a basaen ngem agingga ita ket diak pay la … Continue reading

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Writing Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell

(from open culture) Here’s one way to become a better writer. Listen to the advice of writers who earn their daily bread with their pens. During the past week, lists of writing commandments by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard (above) and … Continue reading

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Umuna a Pasalip ti ALVIYA iti Sarita, aggibus iti Febrero 29

Palagip kadagiti amin a mannurat: Ipakaammo ti Secretariat ti ALVIYA Literary Foundation nga aggibus ti umuna a Pasalip ALVIYA iti Febrero 29, 2012. Esponsoran daytoy ni Alex V. Yadao, Founder/President ti ALVIYA Literary Foundation a tubo iti Libertad, Abulug, Cagayan … Continue reading

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Paulo Coelho calls on readers to pirate books

Nagsayaaten a panagpampanunot! Kas koma amin ken Paulo Coelho amin a mannurat wenno autor! By Alison Flood Bestselling Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho is joining in with a new promotion on the notorious file-sharing site the Pirate Bay, and calling on “pirates of the … Continue reading

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Description, characterization in (Iloko/Ilokano) fiction

Adda sumagmamano a queries wenno clarification no ania, aya, daydiay dakdakamatek a descriptions wenno narativo a panagiladawan, panagiparang, exposition, wenno panang-characterise iti maysa a karakter, lugar, pasamak, situasion, pagteng, rikna, buya, kdpy. No diak bigta wenno completely a mailawlawag ita, kas iti … Continue reading

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In theory: The Death of the Author

By Andrew Gallix The Guardian Ecclesiastes famously warns us that “Of making many books there is no end” – the same, of course, applies to book commentaries. George Steiner has long denounced the “mandarin madness of secondary discourse” which increasingly interposes itself between readers and works … Continue reading

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Call for Submission of Manuscripts to the 51st Silliman University National Writers Workshop

The Silliman University National Writers Workshop is now accepting applications for the 51stNational Writers Workshop to be held April 30 to May 18, 2012 in the Silliman University Rose Lamb Sobrepeña Writers Village. This Writers Workshop is offering fifteen fellowships to promising … Continue reading

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Iowa Writers’ Workshop retracts maxim “show, don’t tell”

Professors teaching in the University’s MFA writing program, the famous “Iowa Writers’ Workshop,” have officially retracted the universal literary adage to “show, don’t tell.” According to Professor James A. McPherson, “show, don’t tell” was originally a joke, played by Kurt … Continue reading

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