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“Let’s break up. Let’s be honest. You are not attractive. A teenage girl named So-yeon, who is not used to being all dolled up, is dumped by her boyfriend, a follower of lookism. So-yeon is getting a makeover thanks to her friend. Then her ex-boyfriend begs her to get together.However, she is already dating another …

DUNNELLON – After 30 years of witnessing and cataloging the atrocities humans are capable of committing to themselves, it would be understandable for a person to become listless, numb or jaded by brutality. But Royce Wilson hasn’t lost his empathy or natural curiosity, nor lost sight of the reasons that led him to become an …

Minnesota novelist Lin Enger will discuss his new book, “American Gospel,” from noon to 1 pm Monday, July 12, live on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page. According to the book’s description, on a small lakeside farm in the woods of northern Minnesota, an old man awaits the Rapture, which God says …

HAVANA – Every morning Odalys de la Caridad Lara Reyes gets to work, sits down and starts reading aloud. Usually there is a novel. She has a weakness for the books of Victor Hugo and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Lately, during the pandemic, it was all news. She is one of a small group of tobacco …

Do you think that some canonical books are largely misunderstood? “Ulysses” is said to be difficult and, in truth, there are tedious parts. And problematic parts. But if we approach it with irreverence, we can feel the living force of an extraordinary and particular spirit at work. Take what you want, don’t be too precious. …

“We don’t live in a country; we inhabit a language ”, says a priest in“ Confessions ”by the Catalan novelist Jaume Cabré. What does it mean? Catalonia, famous for FC Barcelona, ​​is part of Spain but has a different culture and language. Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, however, banned the use of the Catalan language and forced …

NACOGDOCHES – A 50-year-old sky-blue Volkswagen Beetle pulls up in the middle of Fredonia Street. The white-haired occupant of the car walks away from the car and says to a man on the sidewalk, “Are you Joe Lansdale? The author smiles and nods. “I like your handwriting,” the driver says, then gets back into the …

New York (AFP) The recent dismissal of a white New York teacher for reading aloud the “N-word” of a Mark Twain novel has highlighted the use of racist slurs in American classrooms. It has reignited a long-standing debate about how the books of some of America’s most famous authors should be taught in an age …

Adult News Judges Caroline Bock is the author of Carry Her Home, winner of the 2018 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize, and of the young adult novels LIE and Before My Eyes. Bock also co-edited This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia from the Washington Writers’ Publishing …

June 26, 2021 Motley stones. By Adalbert Stifter. Translated by Isabel Fargo Cole. New York Review Books; 288 pages; $ 17.95 and £ 14.99 TTHE AUTHOR of these stories was an Austrian bureaucrat, known locally as a humble chronicler of bucolic idylls. Yet his characters include children who see Christ in a snowstorm; a macrocephalic …