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  • Cosby and Salas Bestow Fantastic Presentation upon Prince Valiant (Review)
    This week’s title is Prince Valiant. While I’m not ... and perfectly bookends the tale through following up on a story weaved within the first pages of the comic. One of the only negative aspects of this story is how the language provides some distance ...
    02/24/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Herbie Hancock shares life lessons
    NEW YORK — Herbie Hancock doesn't begin or end his newly published ... and develop the courage to fight the daily battles against the negative part of yourself. AP: In the book you describe Miles Davis as your "musical mentor." How did he inspire you?
    10/30/2014 - 2:48 am | View Link
  • Hancock shares life lessons in new memoir
    Instead, the 74-year-old pianist bookends his life story by recalling a concert ... and develop the courage to fight the daily battles against the negative part of yourself. AP: In the book you describe Miles Davis as your "musical mentor."
    10/29/2014 - 7:13 am | View Link
  • The Year in Adaptation
    Cinematic book adaptations dominated 2012 ... Thomas Mallon officially joins our list of Bookends contributors with his answer to a question about “negative influences.” (Fans of Donald Barthelme, beware.) Mallon’s eight novels, most of them deeply ...
    01/24/2014 - 7:19 am | View Link
  • John Freeman on Literature: Writers Serve as Cultural Bridge
    It's no coincidence then that Freeman uses two strong women as bookends to the anthology ... Freeman has very little patience for negative book reviews. No one walks into a bookstore looking to find something they hate, he says. And he adopts that ...
    11/19/2013 - 9:00 am | View Link
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  • [Book Review] These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen
    Jodi Picoult Sarah Pekkanen's latest celebrates the healing power of female friendship for three very different young women sharing a NYC apartment.
    05/2/2015 - 5:57 pm | View Website
  • Calendar of Events
    Related Links. Links to other book-related calendars. Events sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book; Library of Congress Center for the Book ...
    05/2/2015 - 3:48 pm | View Website
  • The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by ...
    Isabelle The second book (The Wise Man's Fear) is even better than the first. More banter and more action. Great comedic timing. Very descriptive language draws ...
    05/2/2015 - 2:15 pm | View Website
  • Inclusio
    In biblical studies, inclusio is a literary device based on a concentric principle, also known as bracketing or an envelope structure, which consists of creating a ...
    05/2/2015 - 5:47 am | View Website
  • How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley ...
    Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. Shelley once called poets the “unacknowledged legislators of the world.”
    05/2/2015 - 3:17 am | View Website
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