Rewriting Shakespeare

In yet more news of Shakespearean retellings, Random House is now set to publish a series of the Bard’s plays rewritten as prose. The RH imprint Hogarth has commissioned authors Anne Tyler and Jeanette Winterson as the first to release novels in the forthcoming “Hogarth Shakespeare Project.” The two will be rewriting The Taming of the…

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Top Ten Pick-Up Lines in Literature

For the Power of Words, I give you Exhibit A: Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible) and Marilyn Monroe. As Exhibit B: Salman Rushdie (The Satanic Verses, Midnight’s Children)  and Padma Lakshmi. I could go on. Here are ten great lines from literature that just might help you get lucky, too.  1.  “The only way to…

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