The film’s Lady Chatterley and her Mellors have an easier path to love than their literary counterparts.
D.H. Lawrence’s book is a seething commentary on class, exposing his fears for Britain’s future. But the film is a romantic period drama.
NoViolet Bulawayo, author of Glory.
Glory is a story about Zimbabwe’s violent past told through animals.
Our tales of the natural world are disappearing and we shouldn’t let them.
Pupils in Kenya hold prayers for victims of a 2013 terror attack in Nairobi.
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Kenyan families with access to mass media are significantly more afraid of terrorism than those without access.
Books have shaped societies throughout the ages.
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Books are one of the oldest forms of communication ‘technology,’ a scholar writes, and understanding how they’ve evolved over time provides insights into their role in society.
Literary devices abound in Taylor Swift’s body of work.
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Swift, like all writers, draws from her literary forebears to craft new works.
Marcel Proust on a French postage stamp.
From electricity to X-rays, the Doppler Effect and even quantum theory, Proust’s writing is littered with physics references.
The French writer has won the Nobel for literature for her ascetic approach to writing and fearlessness in covering the personal and taboo.
Charlie Hunnam as Gregory David Roberts in the forthcoming TV adaptation of the 2003 novel.
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Gregory David Roberts’ best-selling 2003 novel has been adapted for TV. But its depiction of India and Indians brims with Orientalist, white saviour stereotypes.
Ada Limón is the 24th U.S. poet laureate.
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Ada Limón is the first woman of Mexican ancestry to be named U.S. poet laureate. Through her understanding of social media and the power of connection, she strives to make poetry accessible to everyone.
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A short guide to the Wolf Hall author’s remarkably varied back catalogue.
As the pandemic continues to pose new challenges, libraries are finding ways to better meet the needs of their communities.
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A scholar of literature for children and young adults shares her insights on how to better connect children with literature and libraries with their communities.
Book-banning campaigns often misrepresent how young readers consume and process literature.
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The US is seeing more campaigns to ‘protect’ children by barring controversial books. But research shows children’s reading experiences are complex and unpredictable, explains a literature professor.
High school students have studied many of the same books for generations. Is it time for a change?
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An English professor takes a critical look at why today’s students are assigned the same books that were assigned decades ago – and why American school curricula are so difficult to change.
What can Tolkien’s lesser-known stories tell us about the world he created?
A refugee family that fled to Pakistan after the Partition of British India.
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Effects of violence and forced migration on survivors’ mental health have not been acknowledged, despite the trauma being passed down generations.
Dragons have been used for political manoeuvring throughout the history of Britain.
He is certainly important to English but he isn’t responsible for as much of it as you might think.
A still from the film version of Hugo Bettauer’s prophetic 1922 novel ‘The City Without Jews.’
Writers seem to be especially vulnerable in polarized times, when the nuances of works are more likely to be overlooked.
Rushdie’s books have inspired generations of readers and writers – and a recent attempt to kill him.