Anne Carson

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Tsitsi Dangarembga, Anne Carson and Mary Gaitskill honoured by Royal Society of Literature
New authors chosen for the RSL International Writers programme, championing ‘the power of literature to transcend borders’, are announced

Sarah Shaffi

30, Nov, 2022 @9:10 AM

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Salman Rushdie among favourites for this year’s Nobel prize for literature
The novelist, who was stabbed earlier this year as he was about to give a public lecture, is highly placed by bookmakers to win this year’s award

Sarah Shaffi

04, Oct, 2022 @3:09 PM

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Shall I compare thee to a frozen food aisle? How to write a love poem in 2022
In a world where emotions are cheap and the truth even cheaper, how can we write authentic odes to our beloved? Sharon Olds, Maged Zaher and Lil Nas X show one poet the way

Ralf Webb

14, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Top 10 novels inspired by Greek myths | Susan Stokes-Chapman
From James Joyce to Ali Smith and Chigozie Obioma, the archetypal stories of the ancients have inspired some of our best fiction

Susan Stokes-Chapman

26, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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From Paradise Lost to the Lord of the Rings: top 10 epics in fiction | Stephanie Sy-Quia
From classic tales such as Paradise Lost to ‘counter-epics’ by Anne Carson and Tim O’Brien, these stories lend real grandeur to their subjects

Stephanie Sy-Quia

10, Nov, 2021 @11:51 AM

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The best recent poetry – review roundup
The Trojan Women by Anne Carson; The Gododdin by Gillian Clarke; Hotel Raphael by Rachel Boast; American Mules by Martina Evans; pandemonium by Andrew McMillan

Fiona Sampson

14, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Nobel prize for literature tipped to make safe pick after years of scandal
Having been postponed in 2018, last year’s return drew heavy fire for the selection of Peter Handke, so experts expect a cautious choice this week

Alison Flood

05, Oct, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Burning down the house: the bittersweet appeal of break-up literature
From Richard Yates and Maggie Nelson to Ocean Vuong and Alice Munro, many of the great love stories are really about its aftermath. What can we learn from the literature of heartbreak?

Leslie Jamison

05, Oct, 2019 @11:00 AM

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From Catullus to Dylan Thomas: the top 10 elegies
They date back to ancient times and remain a strong current in modern poetry. Here are some of the best

Ruth Padel

18, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Anne Carson: ‘I do not believe in art as therapy’
The poet and classics professor talks about her new collection, Float, her love of volcanoes and the power of brevity

Kate Kellaway

30, Oct, 2016 @11:00 AM

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If I’m Scared We Can’t Win: Penguin Modern Poets One review – a welcome return
Nicholas Lezard’s paperback of the week: In Emily Berry, Anne Carson and Sophie Collins, Penguin has showcased three funny, playful and creative writers

Nicholas Lezard

26, Jul, 2016 @8:30 AM

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Penguin Modern Poets series gets 21st-century relaunch
Iconic brand, which brought together groups of writers – including the bestselling Mersey poets – will release contemporary collections showcasing ‘a new golden age’

Alison Flood

13, Jun, 2016 @1:51 PM

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