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Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Towering Figure in Urdu Literature, Dies at 85

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Towering Figure in Urdu Literature, Dies at 85

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Towering Figure in Urdu Literature, Dies at 85 Shamsur Rahman Faruqi, Towering Figure in Urdu Literature, Dies at 85 Mr. Faruqi was also a noted critic. He published several books of commentary, the most famous being his four-volume exploration of the 18th-century Mughal poet Mir Taqi Mir. That collection, “Sher-e-Shor-Angez” (“Soul Stirring Verses”), “not only made vivid …

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Louise Glück Is Awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

Louise Glück Is Awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

Louise Glück Is Awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature Louise Glück Is Awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature Born in New York City in 1943, Glück grew up on Long Island, and was drawn to reading poetry and writing poetry as a child. She wrote some of her earliest verses when she was 5, and set her mind …

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How Japanese Literature Tells the Story of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

How Japanese Literature Tells the Story of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

How Japanese Literature Tells the Story of Hiroshima and Nagasaki How Japanese Literature Tells the Story of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Likewise, Japanese literature continues to tell the story of the atomic bombs. Bomb literature occupies a special place in every genre — fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction. For example, anyone born in 1962, as I was, would be familiar with Miyoko …

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Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82

Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82

Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82 Rudolfo Anaya, a Father of Chicano Literature, Dies at 82 His mother, Rafaelita Máres Anaya, came from a family of farmers; his father, Martín, came from a family of vaqueros, who herded cattle and sheep around the Llano Estacado, the tablelands encompassing parts of eastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas. …

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Gay Literature Is Out of the Closet. So Why Is Deception a Big Theme?

Gay Literature Is Out of the Closet. So Why Is Deception a Big Theme?

Gay Literature Is Out of the Closet. So Why Is Deception a Big Theme? Gay Literature Is Out of the Closet. So Why Is Deception a Big Theme? Near the beginning of James Baldwin’s 1956 novel “Giovanni’s Room,” the narrator, David, recalls the moment at which he became conscious of his homosexuality. He was a teenager, in bed with another …

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Rubem Fonseca, Giant of Brazilian Literature, Dies at 94

Rubem Fonseca, Giant of Brazilian Literature, Dies at 94

Rubem Fonseca, whose flinty, obscenity-laden crime stories were seen as dark metaphors for the rot in Brazilian society, died on April 15 in Rio de Janeiro. He was 94. His death was confirmed by Samaritano Hospital, where he died after a heart attack. Over more than half a century, Mr. Fonseca wrote short stories, novels and screenplays that titillated and …

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A Star of Y.A. Literature Returns. This Time, She’s Talking to Adults.

A Star of Y.A. Literature Returns. This Time, She’s Talking to Adults.

CHOSEN ONESBy Veronica Roth There’s a sharp and jagged disconnect running through the heart of “Chosen Ones,” Veronica Roth’s first work of adult fiction, and it mimics the often harsh line between stories we tell ourselves about our lives, and the messier process of actually living them. Her heroine, Sloane, equally sharp and jagged, is still trying — or failing …

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A Voice in French Literature: Her Own

A Voice in French Literature: Her Own

The sociologist and novelist Christine Détrez, a professor at the École normale supérieure de Lyon, said in a phone interview that Ernaux’s work serves to “de-particularize” women’s experiences. “You’re scared to recognize yourself, because then you’ll have to draw your own conclusions, but you do,” she said, adding that Ernaux’s impact on the lives of women in France could be …

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