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100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) →

In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? We think so. Below, the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser. To see the original list, click here. While most of these sites are still going strong and remain wonderful resources, we’ve crossed out any that are no longer functioning. And because there are so many amazing resources out there, please add your own ideas in the comments. Happy surfing!

— 2 months ago
#ted  #websites  #education  #science  #politics  #business  #audio  #visual  #literature 
Read three unpublished JD Salinger short stories →
— 4 months ago with 3 notes
#jd salinger  #catcher in the rye  #literature  #reading  #education  #unpublished  #article  #short stories 
'I Can't Help Envying You': Famous Authors' Fan Letters to Other Authors by Emily Temple | 2013-3-19 | The Atlantic →

Nine letters of admiration sent between writers, and one scathing letter of scorn

An excellent letter of admiration from William Gaddis to Don DeLillo was recently published over at The Daily Beast. It’s a reminder that writers are the biggest readers of all, and, by extension, probably even bigger fanboys and fangirls than anyone. To that end, here are a few wonderful fan letters (and one pointedanti-fan letter) from famous authors to their fellow famous authors, ranging from short and sweet to long and flowery.

— 1 year ago
#reading  #writing  #literature  #publishing  #fan letters  #authors  #articles  #books  #letters  #the atlantic 
Virginia Woolf - her work entered the public domain in many countries this year - available at Project Gutenberg of Australia →

Virginia Woolf was an English writer and essayist. We have most of her works at this site and they consistently rank as some of the most popular ebooks accessed. At the bottom of this page you will find a few snippets of her writing.

The article on Woolf at Wikipedia states that she “is considered one of the greatest innovators in the English language. In her works she experimented with stream-of-consciousness, the underlying psychological as well as emotional motives of characters, and the various possibilities of fractured narrative and chronology. In the words of E. M. Forster, she pushed the English language ‘a little further against the dark,’ and her literary achievements and creativity are influential even today.”

(Source: gutenberg.org)

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#literature  #publishing  #project gutenberg  #virginia wolf  #books  #reading 
What Is Goodreads?
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 13,000,000 members who have added more than 430,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in January 2007. 

What Is Goodreads?

Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 13,000,000 members who have added more than 430,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they’ve read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in January 2007. 

— 1 year ago with 7 notes
#goodreads  #books  #reading  #social  #book recommendations  #book clubs  #literature 
About Us:

One Story is a non-profit literary magazine that features one great short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks. Our mission is to save the short story by publishing in a friendly format that allows readers to experience each story as a stand-alone work of art and a simple form of entertainment. One Story is designed to fit into your purse or pocket, and into your life.Because we like a challenge we will publish each writer one time only. This prevents us from relying on a stable of writers and helps us find new and exciting voices. Between September and June, all writers can submit their work.Since launching in 2002 we have grown to have over 10000 subscribers. Many of the stories we have published have won awards, and many One Story writers have gone on to publish their first (or third, or tenth) books. But what keeps us going is the community we have created. Please join us: subscribe, come to an event, or chat on ourblog.
About Us:
issueOne Story is a non-profit literary magazine that features one great short story mailed to subscribers every three weeks. Our mission is to save the short story by publishing in a friendly format that allows readers to experience each story as a stand-alone work of art and a simple form of entertainment. One Story is designed to fit into your purse or pocket, and into your life.

Because we like a challenge we will publish each writer one time only. This prevents us from relying on a stable of writers and helps us find new and exciting voices. Between September and June, all writers can submit their work.

Since launching in 2002 we have grown to have over 10000 subscribers. Many of the stories we have published have won awards, and many One Story writers have gone on to publish their first (or third, or tenth) books. But what keeps us going is the community we have created. Please join us: subscribe, come to an event, or chat on ourblog.
— 1 year ago with 1 note
#one story  #one-story  #literature  #short stories  #writing  #reading  #books  #submissions  #literary magazine 
Books as Art
Litographs are prints that are created from the text of classic books (for T-shirts & posters). For most titles we are able to print the entire book on our 24x36” paper. We offer designs in both color and black & white, and in two sizes.
In all cases, the text is sharp and fully legible. You can see the actual size of the text by viewing any of our designs and clicking on the boxes in the main image.

Books as Art

Litographs are prints that are created from the text of classic books (for T-shirts & posters). For most titles we are able to print the entire book on our 24x36” paper. We offer designs in both color and black & white, and in two sizes.

In all cases, the text is sharp and fully legible. You can see the actual size of the text by viewing any of our designs and clicking on the boxes in the main image.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#books  #classic books  #clothing  #clothing designs  #literature  #litographs  #posters 
We are dedicated to providing technology support for instruction, research, and administration throughout the College of Liberal Arts. This includes classroom technology, desktop computers, web sites, networks and servers, digital audio and video, and many other technologies both old and new. We also support new construction and renovation projects.  Our particular focus is our faculty, and we will strive to provide whatever they require to succeed in their teaching and research.
Basically instructors and students make cool, free, ad-free educational websites.

We are dedicated to providing technology support for instruction, research, and administration throughout the College of Liberal Arts. This includes classroom technology, desktop computers, web sites, networks and servers, digital audio and video, and many other technologies both old and new. We also support new construction and renovation projects.  Our particular focus is our faculty, and we will strive to provide whatever they require to succeed in their teaching and research.

Basically instructors and students make cool, free, ad-free educational websites.

— 1 year ago
#liberal arts instructional technology services  #LAITS  #the university of texas at austin  #UTA  #education  #languages  #literature 
Philip Roth, The Art of Fiction No. 84 - Interviewed by Hermione Lee - no date, Issue No. 84 →

INTERVIEWER

How do you get started on a new book?

PHILIP ROTH

Beginning a book is unpleasant. I’m entirely uncertain about the character and the predicament, and a character in his predicament is what I have to begin with. Worse than not knowing your subject is not knowing how to treat it…

(Source: theparisreview.org)

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#Hermione Lee  #american literature  #fiction  #interviews  #literature  #philip roth  #the art of fiction  #the paris review  #writing  #articles 
PHILIP ROTH SAYS ENOUGH by David Remnick - The New Yorker - November 9, 2012 →

American literary giant Philip Roth, 78, said that his latest book, Nemesis, will be his last: “To tell you the truth, I’m done.” 

(Source: newyorker.com)

— 1 year ago
#Nemesis  #american literature  #david remnick  #fiction  #literature  #novels  #philip roth  #retired  #retiring  #the new yorker  #vintage international  #vintage publishing  #writing  #articles