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5 Common First Names Invented by Writers

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5 Common First Names Invented by Writers

Many of the words we use every day were originally invented by writers. Nouns and objects are one thing—you can readily believe that a word like...
The Taming of the Shrew Gets a Modern Makeover in Vinegar Girl

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The Taming of the Shrew Gets a Modern Makeover in Vinegar Girl

Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl is the latest in Hogarth’s series of Shakespearean classics retold by contemporary authors. With Vinegar Girl,...
Quiz: Which Shakespearean Character Are You?

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Quiz: Which Shakespearean Character Are You?

2016 marks 400 years since the death of the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio, the book that...
Shakespeare’s Filthiest Puns Are Being Lost in Translation

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Shakespeare’s Filthiest Puns Are Being Lost in Translation

Thanks to William Shakespeare’s OG status as a master wordsmith, his plays are de rigueur in high school and college classrooms alike. And so, of...
5 Great Books That Will Expand Your Vocabulary

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5 Great Books That Will Expand Your Vocabulary

Words are tools. Even if you’re not a writer, you use them every day in order to exist in the modern world (unless you order your daily grande iced...
The Gap Of Time: Jeanette Winterson Takes On The Winter’s Tale

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The Gap Of Time: Jeanette Winterson Takes On The Winter’s Tale

Taking on Shakespeare would make even the most talented writer pause, but you can’t feel the pause in Jeanette Winterson’s rewriting of...

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10 Shakespearean Romances, Ranked

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10 Shakespearean Romances, Ranked

Shakespeare wrote some of the greatest tragedies the English language has ever seen, his comedies still have them rolling in the aisles, and his sonnets...
Station Eleven: Dispatches From the End of the World

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Station Eleven: Dispatches From the End of the World

Just when you thought you’d tired of postapocalyptic fiction, someone comes along and dazzles you with an intimate portrait of life after the end of...
The 5 Worst Book Quotes to Tattoo on Your Body

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The 5 Worst Book Quotes to Tattoo on Your Body

All bookworms know the feeling of coming across one of those special passages that give you a whole new perspective on life. It’s no wonder so many...
Quiz: Are You Rosencrantz or Guildenstern?

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Quiz: Are You Rosencrantz or Guildenstern?

Are you always a courtier and never a Hamlet? Are you destined to play the fool, submitting ignorantly to your own destiny before being hung by pirates? We...

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9 Lesser-Known Baby Names from Classic Books

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9 Lesser-Known Baby Names from Classic Books

It may come as no surprise that “Katniss” was a hugely popular baby name in 2013. Great characters in literature often inspire enormous admiration from...

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April Fools! 10 of Fiction’s Finest Tricksters

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April Fools! 10 of Fiction’s Finest Tricksters

As you read these words, eye blackened from a trick kaleidoscope, you might be tempted to think, “Boy, do I hate April Fools’ Day.” For victims...

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