[Book Nerd News] The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov

Originally posted on A Small Press Life:

The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov [nyrb]

This is wonderful news, at least for big fans of Anton Chekhov (like me).

It is also the perfect excuse to run this photo:

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Five Fascinating Facts about Daphne du Maurier

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:

Fun facts about Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca

1. A number of classic films owe their existence to Daphne du Maurier. Quite a few of the novels and short stories of Daphne du Maurier (1907-89) have been turned into popular films – Alfred Hitchcock was especially a fan of her work and adapted Jamaica InnThe Birds, and Rebecca for the big screen. The Nicolas Roeg film Don’t Look Now (which is now being remade) is also based on a Daphne du Maurier short story. The 1952 film My CousinRachel, starring Richard Burton, was also based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier.

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The Pull List: 5/13/2015

Originally posted on Funk's House of Geekery:

Must read comics


Hellboy

Abe Sapien #23

Hellboy guest stars on his buddy’s book to help him investigate one of those Loch Ness Monster wannabe legends.

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East of West #19

Oh crap, I feel like East of West has been missing for awhile. Glad its back. Babylon, the son of Death, thinks he is found the value of life, and it is in a mysterious place called “The Dead Wood.”

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Five Ghosts Special #1

The solicitation says this will explore the mythology of the Five Ghosts world, which I think might mean explaining the origins of the Dreamstone.

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Harrow County #1

A new horror story that got a Mike Mignola stamp of approval. It is about a girl who finds out on her 18th birthday that she has a connection to the creatures and ghosts that inhabit the forest that surrounds her home.

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Injection #1

Warren Ellis’ new multi-genre story about 5…

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The Problem With Writing About Feminism

Originally posted on The Pink Paperbacks:

Countless beautiful stories have erupted from people who are brave enough to share their feminist experiences. Dialogue is powerful, a weapon that is more deadly the more you sharpen it—but try to break a glass ceiling by “sharing experiences” and you’ve got another thing coming.

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It takes more than writing about feminism experiences to change the system. It takes action.

In 50 Shades of Feminism, 50 authors share brief accounts of what feminism means to them. While a plethora of sharp-witted and fearless stories, the book lacks activism. Author and politician Lynne Featherstone suggests at the end of her piece,“Where there are no laws we must fight for them to be properly enforced. And where there is violence we must end impunity. Women across the world need economic empowerment, land and property rights, fairness, justice and freedom from violence.”

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Fighting Prejudice One Issue At A Time

~ HIV+ blood mixed with regular ink and, suddenly, we have a revolution on our hands. Personally, I think this idea is not only bold, but makes the right statement. It’s time to stop living in fear of those affected by HIV/AIDS. True, we do live in more accepting times, however, the stigma still remains. If it didn’t then why are so many people in an uproar about what Vangardist Magazine did? Just food for thought.

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An Elementary Tour for Us All

~ Geek and Sundry recently posted an article detailing the more notable locals any Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fan or Sherlock Holmes buff would love to see. The tour is not only chalk full of neat facts, but it’s one of character too. Each site is colorful, entertaining and charming. Take the virtual trip of a lifetime here:

http://geekandsundry.com/the-london-sights-every-sherlock-fan-must-see/

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A Writing Website Every Writer Should Know

Aerogramme Writers’ Studio is a website I have found extremely helpful. It is not only a resource for writers (giving useful advice and tips on the writing process) it also posts the latest writing contests for aspiring authors to enter. The site itself even has interesting news articles about the literary world. Check it out! Enter a few contests. Read the guides. Enjoy the content. It’s a marvelous site for wordsmiths and book lovers alike.

Link: 

http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/

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