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"Angela Carter… was not a horror writer in the same sense as Anne Rice or Stephen King; the bulk of her work is classified as magical realism (a made-up, jerk-off genre that permits English departments to acknowledge the existence of the human imagination), but her most celebrated book is a high gothic collection of short stories called The Bloody Chamber that you should read immediately if the genre holds any appeal for you. Or even if it doesn’t…"

"A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world…"

"Charles Dickens would recognize the curve of the river and the placement of the streets — but he would be surprised to learn that his "Bleak House" is right across the street from something called "Fight Club."

"The good folks at the British conceptual design firm Dorothy have crammed 600 books into a map of Victorian London. Their version is cleaned up, rid of all the actual place names, and filled with titles instead…"

"Author Daniel Keyes, 86, died June 15, 2014. Keyes is best known for his classic SF story “Flowers for Algernon” (F&SF, 1959), the bestselling 1966 novel expansion, and the film version Charly (1968)…"

sea-change:

MARY FUCKING SHELLEY.  ’oh, i’m a nineteen year old female in a world where females are basically valued only as mothers, grieving over the loss of my child, disowned by my father, in dire financial straights, stuck in a country that’s not my own, ignored and cheated on by my husband, and belittled by my husband’s friends?  how am i going to deal with this?  WHY DON’T I COMPLETELY CHANGE THE RULES OF LITERATURE, MOTHERFUCKERS?  AND WHILE I’M AT IT, I’LL SIMULTANEOUSLY INVENT AN ENTIRE NEW GENRE, AND WRITE THE FIRST NON-RELIGIOUS CREATION MYTH.’

(via o-atlas)

THE John Steinbeck novella Of Mice and Men, and other American classics including Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible and the Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird, have been dropped from new English literature GCSEs after Michael Gove, the education secretary, insisted teenagers had to study works by British writers…”

A new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fourth collection of short stories, Taps at Reveille, will present the tales as Fitzgerald intended them to be read, instead of how the editors of The Saturday Evening Post thought their audience wanted them to be…”

jesciexvx:

Karl Edward Wagner’s short story Sticks afterword.

Romeo and Juliet, translated into Doge.

Romeo and Juliet, translated into Doge.

fuckyeahpkd:

Philip K. Dick - The Penultimate Truth (documentary)

"This in-depth program explores Philip K. Dick`s world, a universe full of mysteries and intrigues…"

cj-sewers:

cloudyskiesandcatharsis:

Fictitious Dishes, Famous Meals From Literature by Dinah Fried

I LOVE THIS

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t-leafd:

The Dark Side Of Peter Pan

“All children except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up …this is the beginning of the end.”