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Rabindranath Tagore: The Stream of Life

The Stream of Life

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

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The Good Terrorist

I never read Doris Lessing. A friend, who is a dramatist, told me she was among her favorite writers. Ms. Lessing is well-known. A Noble Prize winner for Literature, “The Good Terrorist” was short listed for the Booker Prize. 496 more words

Book Review

A Poem for National Poetry Month: "Hatred" by Wislawa Szymborska


Back in 1999, US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky read Wislawa’s Szymborska’s poem Hatred on the PBS Newshour Poetry Series. Unfortunately, the video of Pinsky’s poetry reading is no longer available—but the text of the poem is still posted online. 317 more words


“Magical” writer, Nobel-Prize winner “Gabo” García Márquez dead at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose One Hundred Years of Solitude established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City, at the age of 87. 146 more words


Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez Dead at 87

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez passed away at his home in Mexico City April 17. He was 87.  111 more words


Adios, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Calling Gabriel Garcia Marquez one of the all-time best Spanish language writers is as silly as calling Babe Ruth one of the all-time best English language baseball players. 100 more words

Thank you, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I was extremely saddened by the news of the death of Gabriel García Márquez, the great Colombian writer. He passed away at home in Mexico City, aged 87, after being hospitalized for a lung infection recently.  1,064 more words