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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Papa the investor

| By and Andrea di Robilant
Ernest Hemingway had a rough time with his Italian publisher, Einaudi, the venerable Turin-based house that still prints a good portion of his titles today. The issue, as
Papa the investor

The British art market gears up for Brexit

| By and Colin Gleadell
Values in Victorian art have generally been downgraded since fashion swung to the modern. At Sotheby's Victorian sale last week, for example, two paintings of toga-clad women by
The British art market gears up for Brexit

Tales of two heartbroken rhapsodists

| By Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury
American poet Sylvia Plath was born on 27th October, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sylvia Plath was an outstanding and at the same time, a mentally hazarded poet, best-known
Tales of two heartbroken rhapsodists

Bob Dylan's Nobel lecture says the unsayable

| By and Spencer Kornhaber
If you've never gotten around to sitting down and reading Moby Dick, fear not, Bob Dylan will summarize it for you. Excerpted from his newly released Nobel Lecture
Bob Dylan's Nobel lecture says the unsayable

Frida Kahlo look-alikes attempt to break record in Dallas

| By Asian Age Online
With unibrows and flowers in their hair, more than 1,000 people came to a Dallas museum dressed as Frida Kahlo as part
Frida Kahlo look-alikes attempt to break record in Dallas

Destroy my unfinished work

| By
Edward Albee died last fall. But the renowned playwright is making one last request from the great beyond. Albee wants two of his friends to destroy any incomplete manuscripts
Destroy my unfinished work

Kafka covered by Murakami and as a graphic novel

| By
Very few writers lend themselves to being covered in the pop music sense of the word. The idea seems almost contradictory: How, after all, are we to rework a
Kafka covered by Murakami and as a graphic novel

Abu Hurayra

| By Umme Farhana
(Continuing from previous issue )This could be the reason why Maria went to Abu Hurayrah's shop whenever she had to buy cigarettes. Another reason could be Abu Hurayrah himself

A winner of Man Booker prize

| By Sian Cain
David Grossman's "ambitious high-wire act of a novel", A Horse Walks into a Bar, set around a standup comic's rambling and confessional routine in an Israeli comedy club, has
A winner of Man Booker prize

Exhibitors threaten to close cinema halls from Sunday

| By Asian Age Online
Bangladesh Motion Picture Exhibition Association on Thursday threatened to shutdown all cinema halls across the country from Sunday if stern action is not taken by Saturday
Exhibitors threaten to close cinema halls from Sunday

Creative works with surrealistic shadows

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Surrealism first emerged as a form of art during the initial years of 20th century. Surrealistic art and literature portray disproportionate juxtaposition of images. Abnormal physical features signify the
Creative works with surrealistic shadows

Abu Hurayra

| By Umme Farhana
"No matter what… one should never make fun of the prophet" - Barochacha, big uncle said loudly.  Big uncle was a calm man, usually. Maria liked him most among
Abu Hurayra

Getty Museum returns ancient statue to Italy

| By Asian Age Online
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is returning an ancient marble statue to Italy.The museum
Getty Museum returns ancient statue to Italy

Stranger than fiction

| By and Siddhartha Deb
The drive up highway 44 from the north-east Indian city of Guwahati to Shillong, up in the hills, has changed in significant ways since I grew up there in
Stranger than fiction

A mother, an old home, a fan

| By and Zulfiqar Haider
A very posh Toyota car is running smoothly on the smooth street. A comfortable air is felt inside as the air conditioner is on. Despite that Mr. Rahim is
A mother, an old home, a fan

Caged existence of the modern man

| By and Nirjhor Joy
Edward Albee's The Zoo Story is a play that is short in length but long in meaning. The Zoo Story is his highly symbolic short play. His plays question
Caged existence of the modern man

Value of 'Khona's Parables' in Bengali folklore

| By and Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury
Khona is a widely familiar name throughout the Indian subcontinent, particularly in the arena of folk literature. History says Khona was a woman whose precepts etched deep marks on
Value of 'Khona's Parables' in Bengali folklore

Man Booker International Prize 2017 - the shortlist in pictures

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The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen, translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw (Maclehose) Norway.'Jacobsen's narrator is a determined woodsman who makes a defiant stand when his town is evacuated. His
Man Booker International Prize 2017 - the shortlist in pictures

Asian theater: Tradition and trend

| By and Abdus Selim
To begin with let me talk about Indian theatre which expands from rural festivals to contemporary urban theatre, from dramatic rituals and devotional performances to dance-dramas, and classical Sanskrit
Asian theater: Tradition and trend

Marquez, loneliness and magic realism

| By and Mahfuz Ul Hasib Chowdhury
Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a peerless artist of magic realism in fictional works, particularly in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Magic realism stands for a narrative instrument in literature
Marquez, loneliness and magic realism

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