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Feb.20.2010
  The Boston Conservatory Dance Theater: Celebrating Anna Thursday, Feb 18 8:00p at Midway Studios, Boston, MA Price: $22/$20/$12/$7Phone: (617) 912-9222Age Suitability: None Specified Tags: dance, boston conservatory, anna sokolow In honor of Anna Sokolow's centennial, the Boston Conservatory...
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Feb.20.2010
Brooklyn Poet Loses Cafe Table Tue, Feb 16, 2010 Brooklyn Life, Business, Here is Brooklyn By Joseph Alexiou At 4 p.m. last Friday, poet and Brooklyn resident Rodrigo Toscano arrived in front of the Greenpoint Coffeehouse to find the doors shuttered and the furniture removed. In the windows several...
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Feb.20.2010
Best Book Reviewers on TwitterBy Jason Boog on Feb 18, 2010 04:23 PM Twitter has become a new home for book reviewers, as they share recommendations, spread links, and review books in 140-character bursts. To celebrate this new kind of criticism, GalleyCat Reviews is building a directory of the...
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Feb.19.2010
Break Phenomenon Bit 2010: when visiting a city is like reading an open book   Image via bit.fieramilano.it An increasing number of travelers choose to visit a city because they have read about it in a book, or vice versa, discovering the literature of a country after having a city they found...
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Feb.18.2010
Not just as I do, in my own mind. Here is an author decreed to be a God because of a book he wrote. Don't people yet realize I wrote THE ELEPHANT TALKS TO GOD? Humpf!! Raj Patel: Promo of the Gods or False Idol? By Bridget Kinsella -- Publishers Weekly, 2/17/2010 8:12:00 AM On any given day,...
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Feb.18.2010
Of all modern Jewish dreamers, probably none influenced quite so many writers as Franz Kafka, whose nightmares captured the spirit of an era. As W. H. Auden put it during World War II, Kafka is “the artist who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relation to our age that Dante, Shakespeare,...
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Feb.17.2010
And who is to argue with this up-and-coming author. Not I, that's for sure. Also, one could say that Kafka avoided falling into the "second novel trap" by never actually completing his novels. And - maybe - there just might be some issues with having Stephen King for your father. Hill...
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Feb.16.2010
And who better, I ask you. Who better? "Scorsese says one of his influences on the film was Orson Welles' 1962 film The Trial— an adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel — in particular its use of corridors, tunnels, claustrophobic ceilings, & angular lenses."   SHUTTER ISLAND is the...
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Feb.16.2010
I have a friend who is continually peeved by people who are accomplished at a number of diverse activities. So, I imagine Dick Francis would have annoyed him, too. From jockey for the Queen to prolific (and successful) author. He had - dare I say - a good run.   Dick Francis: 1920-2010As...
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Feb.15.2010
I have not come across such a succinct post about how long manuscripts should be. There are always exceptions, and what is a couple of thousand words among friends, but this gives a good rule of thumb.    by agent Rachelle Gardner How Long is Your Book? The question of "how long your...
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Feb.15.2010
Truro author’s book being given to Olympic delegates MONIQUE CHIASSON The Truro Daily News TRURO – A book penned by a Truro resident will be a gift given to international delegates at the Vancouver Olympics.“I never expected this ... it’s quite an honour,” said Dee Appleby, whose best selling non-...
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Feb.15.2010
 Czech artist falls foul of Kafkaesque officials over “baby rental” website 12-02-2010 15:00 | Rob Cameron Last May a Czech photographer and graphic artist created a fake website called 'rent-a-baby.cz', to help draw attention to the high numbers of Czech children languishing in children's homes or...
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Feb.14.2010
Contrary to popular belief, Kafka had a very full love life. He was rarely without a lady friend during any part of his life. When one left, another soon took her place. This letter was to Felice, the woman he was engaged to - twice. And, as a romantic afterthought, his last lover had to be...
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Feb.14.2010
Simon & Schuster Launches Smooth .Biz SiteBy Jason Boog on Feb 11, 2010 05:23 PM   Today Simon & Schuster announced the launch of simonandschuster.biz--a clean new website for booksellers, businesses, authors, agents, and journalists. The site features handy buttons for each imprint at...
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Feb.14.2010
  Peek at the Kirkus Reviews Editorial Calendar By Jason Boog on Feb 12, 2010 12:23 PM This week we reported that Herbert Simon--the owner of the Indiana Pacers and "chairman emeritus" of the Simon Property Group--has purchased Kirkus Reviews. We wondered, along with the publishing world...
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