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There's way more to Frost than "The Road Not Taken."

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She was rich as sin, but didn't let that stop her from ripping apart the upper class. 

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Read what John Dos Passos said at the time

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Literary Festivals Are The Worst

If you like literature, buy a book

Imagine an arts festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year. It is sponsored by a world-famous newspaper and an assortment of multinational companies. It draws in performers from around the world. Imagine a sort of Glastonbury for the middle-aged, or even a “Woodstock of the mind”. The festival turns over millions of pounds and yet little of that money goes to the performers. Such a thing barely seems possible but that is how most literary festivals work.

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Jim Crace announced he was done with fiction five years ago, but he's still writing.

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How to Write About Sex

The awkward art of the smitten word

The only thing more common than bad sex? Bad writing about sex. A novelist describes the dangers of the smitten word.

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