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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 shape-shifter

Jan 02, 2012

An ode to the Werewolf: fantasy fiction's most popular shape-shifter

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 Broken-Hearted to Delirious Delhi

Dec 17, 2011

The expat book club: From Henna for the Broken-Hearted 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: vine-like nipples, soap abuse and so much more

Nov 23, 2011

Bad sex writing awards: vine-like 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

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Neil Gaiman's ode to vampires

Jun 17, 2011

Neil Gaiman's ode to vampires

Here is Gaiman's one and only piece of writing on vampires. It's an exquisite sestina. #LiteraryPalate #Vampire #Sestina #Poetry
In praise of literary twins: Sayers and Yeats

Jun 13, 2011

In praise of literary twins: Sayers and Yeats

One of the few personality quirks Yeats and Sayers shared is a failing that plagues most writers: terrible romantic judgement. #LiteraryPalate #Dorothy Sayers #W B Yeats
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