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(New York) – The Vietnamese government should immediately release dissident writer and novelist Pham Chi Thanh and drop all criminal charges against him, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Thanh, 69, in May 2020 and charged him under article 117 of the penal code, which criminalizes the possession or dissemination of “information, materials and …

Each month we’ll highlight some of the most popular books from the past year. “Applaud when you land” by Elizabeth Acevedo Elizabeth Acevedo won the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction with a powerful verse novel about love, loss and family. Camino and Yahaira Rios didn’t even know they were sisters until their …

“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 …