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For a man who built his career on word economy, the title is pretty darned long — the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
For a man who built his career on word economy, the title is pretty darned long _ The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
A ghostly gloom dominates the stage of the London Coliseum, where the English National Opera is closing out its season with Benjamin Britten's 1951 shipboard tragedy "Billy Budd."
Some key dates from the life and work of Ray Bradbury:
Absent from the Metropolitan Opera for 15 years, Benjamin Britten's great maritime tragedy "Billy Budd" has made a brief but welcome return in the season's closing days.
With Herman Cain in the news, let's take a tongue-in-cheek look at other notable Hermans throughout history.
As it marks its 400th anniversary this year, the King James Bible is suddenly a trending topic, the focus of a surge of scholarly, curatorial and public interest that includes a fascinating new exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Readers of any of the more bleak and depressing works of serious fiction today may find themselves wondering why the author bothered to publish anything. The tone, style and underlying worldview of modern literature contrast remarkably with the works we deem classic.
For anyone who has ever thought Charles Dickens was lurking inside his or her prose, a new website claims it can find your inner author.
In a world of ultraviolent video games, where dexterity of the thumb and index finger is infinitely more important than the flexing of the cerebrum, there must be a place for children and their parents to interact and actually learn something from that overpriced multimedia computer/gaming system. Take a deep breath and enter the ROMper Room, where learning is a four-letter word - cool.
Herman Melville, it turns out, writes less like himself than King, according to I Write Like.