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Seven Signs You Might Be A Closet Writer

Sure you like to read books—in fact at times you enjoy reading them more than living in the real world—but liking a good story, craving a world written of imagination is different from actually ..
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Review of Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

I don't often read books twice. Not (just) because I have particuarly high standards, but because I am both blessed and cursed with in the word's of another: “an elephantine memory". Not so ..
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The Most Shocking Ending in All of Literature

"How oddly situated a man is apt to find himself at the age of thirty-eight! His youth belongs to the distant past. Yet the period of memory beginning with the end of youth and extending to the ..
(February 13, 2007)
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Books Can Change Your Life

We've all heard the phrase “the pen is mightier than the sword, " and maybe a time too many—how often does one stop to think what a phrase used casually might actually mean? Words lose their ..
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Japanese Honorifics - The Language of humility

Different from the major Western languages, and a further refinement of the systems used in other Asian languages, Japanese has an extensive, complicated system of honorifics, ‘keigo, ’ ..
(March 07, 2007)
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Qiu Jin- A Revolutionary Chinese Heroine

Introduction: As much remembered for her writing as her heroic deeds, Qui Jin gave her life for her only true love—her country, and is the epitome of a Chinese heroine. "Alas! We can say that her ..
(May 03, 2007)
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The History of Optimism

Howard Zinn is one of the most prominent and respected historians in the world today, and unusual for an academic who has made history as much as written about it. Despite a career in bringing the ..
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Four Books That Could Change Your Life

Four books that millions of readers have vouched as life-changing: The Boy Who Saw True, Shantaram, Autobiography of a Yogi and Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction; each a first-hand ..
(March 02, 2007)
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Elmore Leonard's Top 10 Writing Tips or How to be Popular and ..

Elmore Leonard, or “Dutch" to his fans, started out writing pulp westerns in the 1950s before turning to crime fiction, perhaps influenced by real-life headlines about Bonnie and Clyde while ..
(February 19, 2007)
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Poetic Realism: The Film Genre a Director Died to Make

More a tendency than a genre in its own right, poetic realism was a highly influential yet short-lived movement in French cinema of the 1930s, a brief outbreak of lyricism sandwiched between the ..
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Mono No Aware: The Essence of Japan

Mono no aware: the Japanese beauty aesthetic Meaning literally “a sensitivity to things, " mono no aware is a concept describing the essence of Japanese culture, invented by the Japanese ..
(January 28, 2007)
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Tale of Genji: Book Review

The Tale of Genji: The world's first novel Written by the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century, *The Tale of Genji* is a classic work of Japanese literature concerning ..
(January 26, 2007)
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