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The year in literary feuds (And 5 rules to make a good feud)

Dec 27, 2012

The year in literary feuds (And 5 rules to make a good feud)

There's nothing like a good feud to make a lit fest come alive. Forget the year in books. Here's the year in literary feuds and what they reveal about what you need to cook up a rip roaring literary catfight. #Salman Rushdie #LiteraryPalate #Chetan Bhagat #Amitav Ghosh #VS Naipaul #Jaipur Literary Festival #Girish Karnad #Rear View 2012
An ode to the Werewolf fantasy fiction's most popular shapeshifter

Jan 02, 2012

An ode to the Werewolf fantasy fiction's most popular shapeshifter

Werewolves are creatures who are victims of unlucky accidents; regular humans who have inadvertent contact with the supernatural. #LiteraryPalate #A Song of Ice and Fire #Werewolves #George R. R. Martin #Smaug
The expat book club From Henna for the BrokenHearted to Delirious Delhi

Dec 17, 2011

The expat book club From Henna for the BrokenHearted to Delirious Delhi

Move over foreign correspondents. Bloggers like the one behind Diary of a White Indian Housewife are now getting their book deals. #India #LiteraryPalate #Delirious Delhi #Henna for the Broken Hearted #expats
Bad sex writing awards vinelike nipples, soap abuse and so much more

Nov 23, 2011

Bad sex writing awards vinelike nipples, soap abuse and so much more

The Literary Review has released its shortlist for the Bad Sex Awards honoring "crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel." Hurray! #LiteraryPalate #Bad Sex Awards 2011 #Haruki Murakami #Stephen King
Why Edward Said and his writing matter

Nov 02, 2011

Why Edward Said and his writing matter

Edward Said was a prolific writer. The key to reading him is following in his footsteps: construct a chronology, track trajectories of thought, torment yourself with text until you locate context. #LiteraryPalate #Edward Said
The iconic food writing of MKF Fisher

Oct 17, 2011

The iconic food writing of MKF Fisher

Ms Fisher's writing highlights the enjoyment and the experience of food, rather than the making of it. Her recipes, as a result, are quick, quiet affairs: a short list of ingredients and an illustrative description of how they are to be combined. #LiteraryPalate #M. F. K. Fisher #Oyster #CookBooks
Camus, Pamuk, Marquez Why you must read these Nobel winners

Oct 08, 2011

Camus, Pamuk, Marquez Why you must read these Nobel winners

A list of Nobel Prize winning authors and some of their most significant works that you must read. #Literature #LiteraryPalate #Mario Vargas Llosa #Albert Camus #Gabriel Garca Mrquez #The Outsider
The transformative and surrealistic works of Tomas Transtrmer

Oct 08, 2011

The transformative and surrealistic works of Tomas Transtrmer

This year's Nobel Prize winning poet, Tomas Transtrmer won't write about things you'd like to hear. The surrealism in his poetry is a treat to discover. #LiteraryPalate #Tomas Transtromer #Mario Vargas Llosa #Ludwig van Beethoven
Squonks and other fascinating imaginary beings

Sep 08, 2011

Squonks and other fascinating imaginary beings

Of the all imaginary creatures that Jean Louis Bourges wrote about in The Book of Imaginary beings, the squonk is perhaps the most fascinating of them all. #LiteraryPalate #Jorge Luis Borges #Squonk
Tagore's vision of Independent India, spiritual not political

Aug 15, 2011

Tagore's vision of Independent India, spiritual not political

Who can deny that unbridled nationalism has been at the root of much of the destruction of the last century? As we celebrate our tryst with destiny, let's listen to Rabindranath Tagore, Independent Indias earliest cultural ambassador. #India #Rabindranath Tagore #LiteraryPalate #poet