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Alan Rusbridger stepped down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian yesterday. A great editor of a great newspaper. I won’t comment on his and the Guardian’s involvement with Wikileaks and Edward Snowden because I am not interested in politics. What I do…
Alan Rusbridger stepped down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian yesterday. A great editor of a great newspaper. I won't comment on his and the Guardian's involvement with Wikileaks and Edward Snowd...
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The thrill is gone. BB King is dead. He died in his sleep in his home at Las Vegas, said his lawyer. He was 87. httpv://youtu.be/4fk2prKnYnI I like my blues a little more raunchy, like Muddy Waters singing Got My Mojo Working. httpv://youtu.be/8hEYwk0bypY…
The thrill is gone. BB King is dead. He died in his sleep in his home at Las Vegas, said his lawyer. He was 87. httpv://youtu.be/4fk2prKnYnI I like my blues a little more raunchy, like Muddy Waters...
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I just found that the song, We Shall Overcome, sounds like a hymn to Mother Mary. The opening bars of We Shall Overcome seem to be derived from O Santicissima, also called Sicilian Mariners’ Hymn, says Atlantic. Here is O Sanctissima.…
I just found that the song, We Shall Overcome, sounds like a hymn to Mother Mary. The opening bars of We Shall Overcome seem to be derived from O Santicissima, also called Sicilian Mariners' Hymn, ...
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The Norton Anthology of Poetry is one of the best and most comprehensive collections of English poems from Old English to the present day. I was going through the poems after reading about the death of the literary critic MH Abrams. Abrams, who died on…
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I remember the thrill of reading e.e. cummings for the first time in probably the last year of high school, in a paperback centennial edition of Palgrave’s Golden Treasury. It was mindblowing. He was so different from the poets we had to read in school.…
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Hamlet is the great Shakespearean tragedy most frequently mentioned in books. Check the Google Books Ngram Viewer, which charts the frequency of any word or short sentence found in print since the year 1800. And you will find Hamlet mentioned more often…
Hamlet is the great Shakespearean tragedy most frequently mentioned in books. Check the Google Books Ngram Viewer, which charts the frequency of any word or short sentence found in print since the ...
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They are the Irish of Asia. The Rohingyas and the Bangladeshis leaving their homes remind me of the Irish, and to a less extent the Scots, who emigrated to England and the English-speaking colonies to escape poverty. The Irish and the Scots, who also…
They are the Irish of Asia. The Rohingyas and the Bangladeshis leaving their homes remind me of the Irish, and to a less extent the Scots, who emigrated to England and the English-speaking colonies...
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Period. Over. Life has come to a full stop for America’s famous writing coach William Zinsser. He died at his home in Manhattan on May 12 at the age of 92. He was in his early 80s when he came out with the revised and expanded 30th anniversary edition of…
Period. Over. Life has come to a full stop for America's famous writing coach William Zinsser. He died at his home in Manhattan on May 12 at the age of 92. He was in his early 80s when he came out ...
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Ben E King is dead, I just heard on the BBC. He was a fabulous singer. Wikipedia says he was still touring the UK in 2013. Curiously, the first stories I see after a Google search are from the UK: the BBC, the Telegraph and the Mirror.…
en E King is dead, I just heard on the BBC. He was a fabulous singer. Wikipedia says he was still touring the UK in 2013. Curiously, the first stories I see after a Google search are from the UK: t...
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I was surprised to find the word bog-standard in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, but not plain vanilla. Both mean the same thing, though bog-standard is a put-down unlike plain vanilla. Plain vanilla is a far more common expression. That’s why I…
I was surprised to find the word bog-standard in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, but not plain vanilla. Both mean the same thing, though bog-standard is a put-down unlike plain vanilla. Plai...
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What would have Gutenberg thought of Kindle books? Insubstantial books weightless as air you can read only on a slim handheld computer screen. Books you can’t open, shut, or leaf through with your hands, which you can’t underline or jot…
hat would have Gutenberg thought of Kindle books? Insubstantial books weightless as air you can read only on a slim handheld computer screen. Books you can't open, shut, or leaf through with your h...
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Hamlet is the great Shakespearean tragedy most frequently mentioned in books. Check the Google Books Ngram Viewer, which charts the frequency of any word or short sentence found in print since the year 1800. And you will find Hamlet mentioned more often…
Hamlet is the great Shakespearean tragedy most frequently mentioned in books. Check the Google Books Ngram Viewer, which charts the frequency of any word or short sentence found in print since the ...
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Lou Reed and Rolling Stone
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Alexander McCall Smith on why W H Auden still matters
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W H Auden, who died 40 years ago this month, is one of the most humane, loving, direct and affecting poets of all time, writes Alexander McC

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