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'Voice' Author Explores Accents, Language And What Makes A Tone Sexy New Yorker writer John Colapinto says the development of vocal structures may have been the key to humans' becoming the dominant species on the planet. His new book is This is the Voice.
NPR.org | 1 hour, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bookshops defy pandemic to record highest sales for eight years Despite shops being closed for much of 2020, figures show Britons bought books in volume although many authors continued to struggleMore than 200m print books were sold in the UK last year, the first time since 2012 that number has been exceeded, accordin
The Guardian | 2 hours, 30 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Poem of the week: from Astrophil and Stella by Philip Sidney Experimenting with the possibilities of the sonnet form, this playful work deploys the rules of grammar as a wooing techniqueSonnet LXIIIO grammar-rules, O now your virtues show;So children still read you with awful eyes,As my young dove may, in your prec
The Guardian | 9 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies review a raw account of fatherhood Little is left to the imagination in a tender work of autofiction about a writing teachers experiences as a new dad Peter Ho Daviess last novel, The Fortunes, about Chinese migrants to the US, felt most alive when it swapped historical reconstruction for
The Guardian | 11 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Everything Must Change! review the left's big beasts tackle a post-pandemic future Conversations featuring the likes of Noam Chomsky, Brian Eno and Slavoj iek imagine a more communal world after CovidIn Giovanni Boccaccios Decameron, 10 friends escape from the city of Florence when it is shut down by the Black Death and hole up in a vil
The Guardian | 13 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Girl A: Abigail Dean on her shocking debut novel that's taking the book world by storm Has this Google lawyer written the book of the year? The part-time author talks about the inspiration for her thriller about siblings who flee abusive parents and their house of horrorAbigail Dean was about to turn 30 when she suddenly realised that her j
The Guardian | 14 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Just As I Am': Cicely Tyson Reflects On Her Long Career In a memoir, Cicely Tyson recalls an improbable journey through a six-decade career. She says several roles "hurt me deeply because it happened simply because of the color of my skin and my sex."
NPR.org | 22 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Bhanu Kapil wins TS Eliot poetry prize for 'radical' How to Wash a Heart Judges praise the British-Indian poets formidable collection, exploring the dynamic between an immigrant and her white, middle-class hostBhanu Kapil has won the most valuable award in British poetry, the TS Eliot prize, for her radical and arresting colle
The Guardian | 23 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
All work and low pay: are we too devoted to our jobs? Employment today is atomised, casual and unequal, argues US author Sarah Jaffe in her book Work Wont Love You Back. Here she discusses why the way we look at work needs to changeIf the past year has made us ask one question, it must surely be: how is it t
The Guardian | Jan 24, 2021 1:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Trojan Women And Many More Speak Up In 'A Thousand Ships' Natalie Haynes's new book tells the epic story of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the women involved in it. And that means all the women from Troy and Sparta, goddesses, Amazons and more.
NPR.org | Jan 24, 2021 12:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend