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How existential are you? – books quiz

Albert Camus

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Albert Camus will always be the outsider – and I'm proud of that, says the writer's daughter

Albert Camus with his twins Jean and Catherine in 1957. Photograph: Loomis Dean/Time Life Pictures/Getty Image

camus- the stranger | The weirdest, most disturbing book I've read since Kafka's The Trial. 10/10 would read again.

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16 Works That Ernest Hemingway Thought A Young Writer Should Read

Hemingway: books to read in your youth. In 1934, a young writer tramped across the country to talk to Ernest Hemingway at his Key West, FL home. Along with the advice on writing he...

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The Poet Who Threw Out the First Pitch at Yankee Stadium

Omissions Are Not Accidents

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Letter to Borges: Susan Sontag on Books, Self-Transcendence, and Reading in the Age of Screens

#SusanSontag | writer, filmmaker, teacher and political activist | essay | 2001

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The Project of Literature: Susan Sontag on Writing, Routines, Education, and Elitism in a 1992 Recording from the 92Y Archives

The Project of Literature: Susan Sontag on Writing, Routines, Education, and Elitism in a 1992 Recording from the 92Y Archives | Brain Pickings #Writings #WritLing

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10 Great French Novels to Learn French for All Levels

A new article: 10 Great French Novels to Learn French. + I shared some few ways that you can make reading in French easier. http://www.talkinfrench.com/great-french-novel-learn/ Don't hesitate to share

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12 Books That Made You Fall In Love With Reading

12 Books That Made You Fall In Love With Reading : Mine were A Wrinkle in Time and Where the Red Fern Grows

"When you read a great book, you don’t escape from life, you plunge deeper into it. There may be a superficial escape – into different countries, mores, speech patterns – but what you are essentially doing is furthering your understanding of life’s subtleties, paradoxes, joys, pains and truths. Reading and life are not separate but symbiotic." — Julian Barnes (A Life with Books)