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Experts find hundreds of errors in the writer’s works, mostly made by editors and typesetters
Ernest Hemingway’s published writings are riddled with hundreds of errors and little has been done to correct them, according to a forthcoming study of the legendary writer’s texts.
Robert W Trogdon, a leading scholar of 20th-century American literature, told the Guardian that Hemingway’s novels and short stories were crying out for editions that are “as accurate to what he wrote as possible” because the number of mistakes “ranges in the hundreds”. Although many are slight, he said, they were nevertheless mistakes, made primarily by editors and typesetters.Continue reading...
A new book reveals how the Canadian war poet Frank Prewett deceived his lover Siegfried Sassoon and the literary elite
He hoodwinked his lover Siegfried Sassoon into believing he was a Native American and convinced Virginia Woolf he would be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
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He appeals to the primitivist ideas of everyone around him. He goes around topless on a horse, looking gorgeous and fulfilling all their fantasies of being an indigenous personContinue reading...
Architect of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign reveals admiration for Boris Johnson’s aide in interview on dark politics
Steve Bannon, who has previously backed a range of notorious far-right political figures, has publicly endorsed Dominic Cummings for the first time, calling him a “brilliant guy”.
Donald Trump’s former chief strategist also said that Boris Johnson will become an increasingly populist prime minister after jettisoning his political positioning as a “globalist” to “opportunistically jump on Brexit”.Continue reading...
Debut novelist wins world’s top prize in science fiction for A Memory Called Empire, with Jeannette Ng and Neil Gaiman landing other categories
Debut author Arkady Martine has won the Hugo for best novel during a virtual ceremony hosted by George RR Martin that frequently turned deeply political.
Martine’s novel A Memory Called Empire, about an ambassador who travels to an interstellar city to take up a new post and discovers her predecessor was murdered, took the world’s top science fiction prize at the ceremony on Friday. The most prestigious awards in science fiction, the Hugos have been won in the past by some of the biggest names in the genre, from Philip K Dick and Isaac Asimov to Ursula K Le Guin, Arthur C Clarke and, three years in a row, NK Jemisin. The winners are voted for by members of WorldCon, the annual convention that hosts the prize.Continue reading...
Ex-fixer’s book to provide ‘direct evidence of Donald Trump’s lies and crimes’, attorney says
The Trump administration has dropped its attempt to stop Michael Cohen, the president’s former fixer and personal attorney, writing a tell-all book.Continue reading...
Author of This Mournable Body detained as part of sweeping crackdown by security agencies
Tsitsi Dangarembga, the award-winning Zimbabwean novelist who was nominated for the Booker prize longlist earlier this week, was arrested on Friday amid a sweeping crackdown by security agencies ahead of planned anti-corruption demonstrations.
Hundreds of police and soldiers remained on the streets of Harare, the capital, and others cities late into the evening, ordering inhabitants to go home and stay indoors.Continue reading...
Fans will have chance to join one-to-one signings with writers such as Ian Rankin and Ali Smith
It is the bane of the book festival: a long, slow queue to get a book signed by a favourite author, perched in the corner of a warm and stuffy tent. But this year’s Edinburgh international book festival is offering something far more intimate: the chance of a one-to-one signing with a famous writer from the comfort of your armchair.
After the cancellation of all the city’s major summer festivals due to the coronavirus pandemic, the book festival has moved entirely online, hosting 140 book readings and, for the first time, online book signings.Continue reading...
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola’s picture book about a science-mad young black girl trying to distract her brother from his phone takes £5,000 award
Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola have won the Waterstones children’s book prize for their “utterly joyful” picture book about a science-loving black girl, Look Up!, at a time when only 4% of British children’s books contain a black or minority ethnic main character.
Following the adventures of Rocket, a little girl who is trying to convince her phone-obsessed teenage brother to look up at a meteor shower, Look Up! was named winner of the £5,000 award, chosen by Waterstones booksellers, on Thursday.Continue reading...
Misplaced apostrophe in the self-published book’s subtitle has been amended after widespread ridicule
Donald Trump Jr has quietly shifted the apostrophe in his forthcoming book’s title after being widely mocked for making a grammatical error.
Trump Jr’s Liberal Privilege, due out on 25 August, was initially subtitled “Joe Biden and the Democrat’s Defense of the Indefensible”. But after it was pointed out that this would generally refer to only one Democrat, and prompting some speculation that this is what he meant to do, the US president’s son has reissued images of his book cover with the new subtitle “the Democrats’ Defense of the Indefensible”.Continue reading...