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A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters

Many Americans might not know the more polemical side of race writing in our history. The canon of African-American literature is well established. Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, James Baldwin are familiar figures. 6 more words

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A Warm Biography of the Fantastical, Feminist Angela Carter

THE INVENTION OF ANGELA CARTER A Biography By Edmund Gordon 525 pages. Oxford University Press. $35. The English writer Angela Carter (1940-1992) tended to look, one observer said, “like someone who’d been left out in a hurricane.

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What I have left out is the interstitial time

“Dear Jenny: The way to do a piece of writing is three or four times over, never once. For me, the hardest part comes first, getting something—anything—out in front of me. 246 more words

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On the important of setting daily goals

The human mind is a wonderful thing, give it a goal and achieve that goal and it will make you feel on top of the world. 746 more words

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Two Books Argue the Case for Police Reform From Within

WHEN POLICE KILL By Franklin E. Zimring Illustrated. 305 pp. Harvard University Press. $35. UNWARRANTED Policing Without Permission By Barry Friedman 434 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $28.

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The Green Eggs and Ham hypothesis: How constraints facilitate creativity.

Authors: Haught-Tromp, Catrinel.  Source:Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, Vol 11(1), Feb, 2017. pp. 10-17.

Two experiments tested the hypothesis that constraints imposed on a common writing task yield more creative outputs. 98 more words

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