Valentine's Day: Literature of Love - February 14, 2012 09:00 AM
Countless love stories in literature have inspired real-life romance. In this article find links to e-books, book club guides and other resources for exploring some of the most romantic tales in literature, including Jane Austen's "Emma," "The Odyssey" and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin."
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Today - August 26, 2010 06:00 AM
The first installment of the serial “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” appeared in a periodical on June 5, 1851. The serial’s popularity was so immense that it was published as a book the following year. A groundbreaking abolitionist work, the book also popularized several inaccurate and offensive black stereotypes.
Listening to Poetry: 5 Poems Read by Their Authors - April 01, 2010 02:00 PM
Most agree that poetry’s effect is at its fullest when read aloud. Though a poem’s meaning may seem cryptic on the page, when spoken, its meaning can become as clear as conversational prose. In honor of National Poetry month, here are five memorable poems read aloud by their authors.
J.D. Salinger, Author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” Dies at 91 - January 28, 2010 04:50 PM
Salinger died Wednesday of natural causes in his home in Cornish, N.H., where he had lived for the past 50 years, removed from the public eye.
5 Must-Reads for Summer - June 11, 2009 07:00 AM
If you’re going on vacation this summer, you’ll want at least one book to throw in your bag, and even if you’re not, you might want to read a book in your backyard and just pretend you’re at the beach. We’ve picked five must-reads that are all quite different. Pick and choose or embrace the spectrum.
Shakespeare in the Limelight: A Will to Have Fun - April 17, 2009 10:30 AM
It’s a tragedy to go through life without a little William Shakespeare. Turn your frown upside down with the fifth installment of findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series, and explore Shakespearean fun, including word games, recipes and parodies inspired by the Bard’s devoted fans.
Shakespeare in the Limelight: The Case for Edward de Vere - April 16, 2009 10:30 AM
Those convinced that the actor William Shakespeare couldn’t possibly have penned the plays and poetry laid to his name have proposed a variety of potential candidates for authorship. This installment in findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series spotlights the leading contender in the Authorship Question: Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford.
Amazonfail Is a Twitter Success - April 15, 2009 07:30 AM
After an alleged cataloging error made books with GLBT content less accessible on Amazon, bloggers and Twitterers mobilized to seek redress from the online retail giant.
Shakespeare in the Limelight: Would the Real Will Please Stand Up? - April 15, 2009 02:35 AM
Were the plays and poetry attributed to William Shakespeare really written by an actor named William Shakespeare from Stratford-upon-Avon? Throughout history, there have been plenty of scholars convinced that someone else was the true author. In this installment of findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series, we pursue the Authorship Question with a discussion of some of its contenders.
Shakespeare in the Limelight: Who Was He and What Did He Look Like? - April 14, 2009 02:00 AM
“He was not for an age but for all time,” declared Ben Jonson in the dedication to the 1623 First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare. Part two of findingDulcinea’s Shakespeare series examines the man behind the work and the persistent "Authorship Question."
Shakespeare in the Limelight: "Words, Words, Words" (and Plays and Poetry) - April 13, 2009 02:00 AM
Born in England in the 16th century, Shakespeare’s poetry and plays are still published, produced, discussed, translated and analyzed in the 21st century. The Bard himself remains the subject of speculation and mystery. In honor of National Poetry Month and the month of his birth, our Shakespeare series examines the man, the controversies, his work and its central place in English-speaking culture today.
Fall Reading Essentials: Short Stories - October 27, 2008 06:00 AM
They say good things come in small packages, and that’s certainly true of short stories. Usually structured and themed differently than a full-fledged novel, the short story has unique chances to reveal subtle insights and delicate emotions. FindingDulcinea looks at some stellar collections coming out this fall.
Political Book Must-Reads - October 21, 2008 07:05 AM
The days of beach reading are long past, the election looms and it’s time to catch up on what matters. You may not agree with what each author has to say about the war in Iraq or Afghanistan, the current or the future president, but at least you’ll get a wider understanding about the issues involved.