Critical Linking: December 26th, 2014

 

Stephen King, author of Carrie and The Shining, has said that we don’t challenge ourselves enough while reading. Found in the 2007 book, The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books, King reveals what he likes to read. Certainly not what I expected.

A couple of surprises on Stephen King’s ten favorite books (not at least of which is that it is 100% dude authors)

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Perhaps more to the literary point, Danius, who was born in Sweden in 1962, has been writing literary criticism since 1986. She has spent time in the U.S. — at UCLA and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, where she worked on a project about Proust and modernity, and at Duke University, where she studied under Frederick Jameson.

The Nobel gets its first female permanent secretary.

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The Odyssey, by Homer
The perfect gift for: Your boyfriend
What you’re really saying: “You’re always late, and I have other options.”

A guide to passive-aggressive book gifting.

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