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Obituary: Hugh O’Shaughnessy – Acclaimed foreign correspondent  (87)

The journalist reported for 30 years from Latin American countries where grave human rights abuses were being committed 17 March 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News…

Jack Kerouac’s hometown celebrates the centennial of his birth

Jemma Stewart of Somerset, England: ‘I’m spending my first day ever in America at the Jack Kerouac grave. I didn’t study him in school. I found him by…

Making sense of Hannah Arendt

A new biography illuminates this most complex of political thinkers. 06 December 2021 | DANIEL BEN-AMI | Spiked For anyone interested in political ideas the first encounter with…

Obituary: Marie-Claire Blais – Author (82)

The Quebecois author was revolutionary in so many ways, she remained a nomad and a devoted advocate for the Francophonie. 30 November 2021 | Staff | Canadian Press…

Review: ‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather (1913)

In 1913, The Times declared Cather’s “novel without a hero” to be “American in the best sense of the word.” Credit:Lily Snowden-Fine Sept. 14, 1913 | The New…

Watch: Anthony Burgess (documentary)

04 October 2021 | James Porteous | Clipper Media Fans of the work of Anthony Burgess have grown weary of pointing out that he wrote quite a few…

Gertrude Stein’s memoir of the ‘lost generation’

Photo: Gertrude Stein, 1934. Photographer: Carl Van Vechten An interesting, if somewhat overly critical look at Gertrude Stein and her The Autobiography of Alice B Toklas. Personally I…

Sylvia Plath: Will the poet always be defined by her death?

(Image credit: Alamy) Since Sylvia Plath died in 1963, she’s been turned into a crudely tragic symbol. As she inspires more biographies, will we ever get closer to the…

Excerpt: The Vietnam War

Photo: Title: Anti-Vietnam War placards surround Toronto’s war memorial in 1969. Photographer: Reg. Innell Date: April 6, 1969 28 July 2021 | The War | James Porteous |…

Obituary: William F. Nolan – Prolific SciFi Writer (Logan’s Run) (93)

Photo: William F. Nolan and Ray Bradbury The American author wrote hundreds of stories in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and crime fiction genres as well as as a screenwriter. 18 July 2021 |…

Obituary: Athan Theoharis, Used FOIA to reveal F.B.I. Abuses (84)

Photo: Athan Theoharis in his office at Marquette University in 1991. He used Freedom of Information Act requests to uncover secrets about the F.B.I.Credit…Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Theoharis found…

Obituary: Haunani-Kay Trask – Hawai’ian poet, activist (71)

Photo: Haunani-Kay Trask in an undated photo. As a professor, poet and activist, she pushed for the recognition of Hawaii’s Indigenous people. “I am not soft, I am not…

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