08 Creative writing professor Hanif Kureishi says such courses are ‘a waste of time’

Creative writing professor Hanif Kureishi says such courses are ‘a waste of time’ Buddha of Suburbia author, who teaches subject at Kingston University, added that many of his students could ‘write sentences’ but not tell stories Alison Flood theguardian.com, Tuesday 4 March 2014 15.55 GMT Jump to comments (250) ‘It’s probably 99.9 per cent who […]

08 Feminist infighting only takes our eyes off the real struggle

Comment is free Feminist infighting only takes our eyes off the real struggle As anyone who has written about feminism now knows, there’s no criticism as virulent as the online invective that comes from your own side Hadley Freeman The Guardian, Tuesday 25 February 2014 16.44 GMT Jump to comments (552) Online spats take attention […]

08 Page to stage: is it always second best?

Page to stage: is it always second best? Adaptations of novels are rife in theatre. But it’s wrong to think of them as inferior – sometimes they are more than a match for the original works Not by the book … Madeleine Worrall as Jane Eyre. Photograph: Simon Annand Over the weekend I was in […]

08 Martin Amis: ‘The press is more vicious than the populace’

Culture Perth festival 2014 Martin Amis: ‘The press is more vicious than the populace’ The author on the insanities of American gun laws, the viciousness of the tabloid press – and how Elizabeth Jane Howard brought him to literary life via Jane Austen Geordie Williamson theguardian.com, Saturday 22 February 2014 05.14 GMT Jump to comments […]

08 Historia de la propiedad intelectual

Historia de la propiedad intelectual Un recorrido cronológico por las leyes de derechos de autor, regulada por vez primera en 1813 Tereixa Constenla Madrid 14 FEB 2014 – 14:10 CET Un usuario descarga contenido de Internet. / Luis Sevillano 1813. Las Cortes de Cádiz, a imitación de la Revolución francesa, reconocen por vez primera los […]

08 ¿Dónde están las mujeres artistas?

http://smoda.elpais.com/articulos/jemima-kirke-la-feminista-arty-de-girls/4429 ¿Dónde están las mujeres artistas? Jemima Kirke (‘Girls’) colabora con las Guerrilla Girls y la Tate Modern en un video que demuestra cómo los museos y los libros de Historia han olvidado (y arrinconado) la aportación femenina artística. Noelia Ramírez 11 de febrero de 2014 08:00 h. Kirke, en la campaña de joyería que […]

08 Shakespeare’s greatest play?

http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv-part-i/shakespeares-greatest-play.aspx Shakespeare’s greatest play? RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran says Henry IV Parts I and II are two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. We wondered if our audience would agree. We asked people to vote in a poll on this page for Shakespeare’s greatest play (#shakespearesgreatest) from a list of all of his plays. The poll took place in the first […]

09 Auden y “El arte de leer” (I) y (II)

http://blogs.elpais.com/bulevares-perifericos/ Notas sobre Auden y “El arte de leer” (I) Por: Marcos Ordóñez | 01 de enero de 2014 He devorado El arte de leer (Lumen), una suculenta antología de ensayos de W.H. Auden, que comentaré en dos entregas. Hasta donde se me alcanza, me parecen muy bien traducidos por Juan Antonio Montiel y (de […]

08 Alcohol and literature – quiz

  http://www.theguardian.com/books/quiz/2013/dec/05/alcohol-literature-prohibition-quiz Alcohol and literature – quiz It’s been 80 years since the US ended Prohibition, to the relief of many a thirsty author. Can you walk straight through these questions about bookish boozing?   Matthew Brady theguardian.com, Thursday 5 December 2013 14.12 GMT Liquid inspiration … Graham Greene pours a drink in 1954. Photograph: […]

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  Bad sex award: who do you think should win? Eight passages of raunchy prose are in contention for Literary Review’s bad sex in fiction award. Which do you think deserves to go all the way?   theguardian.com, Tuesday 3 December 2013 12.09 GMT Jump to comments (288) Distasteful stuff? A ripe slice of Brie. […]