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14 abstract nouns we need to bring back
Fiercety, seriosity, debonairity...
By Arika Okrent 

http://theweek.com/article/index/259470/14-abstract-nouns-we-need-to-bring-back
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The Legend of Vera Nabokov: Why Writers Pine for a Do-It-All Spouse

"The rarity of spouses like Vladimir Nabokov's, who dedicated her life to supporting his career, may be hindering gender parity in literature..."

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/04/the-legend-of-vera-nabokov-why-writers-pine-for-a-do-it-all-spouse/359747/?google_editors_picks=true
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Famous Writers’ Sleep Habits vs. Literary Productivity, Visualized
by Maria Popova

The early bird gets the Pulitzer … sort of.

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/12/16/writers-wakeup-times-literary-productivity-visualization/
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We need to talk about indeterminate masculine pronouns

"'He' as a catch-all term for 'he or she' is an annoying bug of the English language – but Ernest Gowers, my linguist great-grandfather, used it happily..."

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/25/indeterminate-masculine-pronouns-ernest-gowers
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Top Literary Cities in the U.S.

"What determines a city as ‘literary?’ It’s not enough to have a large library, unique bookstores, or be the birthplace of a famous writer. Nor is it enough to be one of the top literate cities in the United States  Most literary cities have a strong writing program at one of their numerous colleges and universities, as well as bookstores and institutions hosting event after event. If anything, a literary city is a blend of the historical, cultural, and modern parts of literature, encouraging and inspiring future generations to appreciate and take part in the literary world..."

http://highbrowmagazine.com/3859-top-literary-cities-us
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How John Updike Turned Everything in His Life to His Advantage in Fiction
By Adam Begley

[This is an excerpt from Adam Begley’s forthcoming biography Updike, which will be published by Harper in April.]

http://www.vulture.com/2014/03/john-updike-life-in-fiction-adam-begley.html
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