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Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

The first thing that struck me about Lives of Girls and Women was that, despite being described as a novel, it is more a collection of short stories, each written from the perspective of one central character, Del Jordan. 743 more words

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. 592 more words

Colombian Novelist

Artistically Sincere

Do you get Brain Pickings? I had to pause after typing that question, since it conjures up differing images, some grosser than others. By Brain Pickings, 806 more words

Characterization

Food for Thought-Saramago's Blindness


The unwilling willingness,
Of willful blindness,
Surrounds me,
Wait here,
Will I be,
Again someone,
Who really sees?

-Richard Bryant

Food For Thought

Mairead Maguire

And now for a modern day Irish woman.  Mairead Maguire was born in Belfast, 71 years ago today. Her entry into the world of political protest did not come without a price. 570 more words

Politics

Chronicle of a Death Foretold, GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ


This was the perfect book to read at lunch, other than all the description of entrails and viscera. I’m still emotionally recovering from NXT Takeover: R(evolution) last night, and if you’ll let me rant for one moment about professional wrestling, I will say only that it was perfect. 180 more words

2014

Line(s) of the Day #AlbertEinstein

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

One of the greatest icons of the 20th century, the Nobel Prize-winning Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955).

Alex Raphael