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Actor and author James Franco , who is rapidly becoming the Energizer Bunny of cinema, has announced the main cast for yet another film: an adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1936 novel "In Dubious Battle."

In Lost Letter, Allen Ginsberg Tells The Paris Review He Tried LSD Again & Experienced “No Snake Universe Hallucinations” (1966)

Google on Sunday celebrated what would have been the 113th birthday of famed African-American poet and social activist Langston Hughes through a powerful tribute on its home page.

Five Literary Winters Way Worse Than Ours

That Was A Book?: 11 Movies You Probably Didn't Know Were Adaptations

Flannery O’Connor to Lit Professor: “My Tone Is Not Meant to Be Obnoxious. I’m in a State of Shock”

If you're a dedicated fan and essentially consider Middle Earth a second home, you probably have your own extensive knowledge of trivia surrounding J.R.R. Tolkien's work. Since The Hobbit was released in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings 17 years later ...

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"My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever." —Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice

The common conception of New Year’s resolutions frames them as disposable ideals, not to be taken too seriously or followed through past the first few months of winter; by spring, we all assume, we’ll be right back to our slothful, gluttonous ways.

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Elvish is only one of the many magical languages developed by J.R.R. Tolkien. The feat of creating language for fantasy has proven to add to viewers and readers experiences. By transplanting their imagination to a new world, fans are able to learn th...

At times, it can be challenging to stay motivated to stay the course on the journey of sobriety. These inspirational quotations may help you or a loved one to m

What better way to make use of Instagram's video platform -- designed with the attention-deficient in mind -- than to very quickly summarize Ernest Hemingway's famous novels? The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park has done just that, and has man...

From Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to HP Lovecraft and Harry Houdini – sometimes it’s better to do it together! Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis pick out their favourite co-writers

What are the must-read classics of non-fiction? We’ve scraped, collated and summarised a selection of ‘all-time’ book polls, prize-winners and readers’ picks to assemble a visual consensus

Ted Hughes was both the husband of Sylvia Plath, the beloved poet and author of The Bell Jar, and an important poet in his own right.

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    and rumours have it that he drove Sylvia into suicide

Novelist and biographer Frances Osborne will be among the judges for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction

There's much to look forward to next year in the world of fiction. Here, in order of release dates, are the books we can't wait to read in 2015: Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman Jan. 6 Megan Mayhew Bergman's first story collectio...