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Tutoring 101: A Crash Course

Tutoring 101: A Crash Course [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Feb 15, 2011 - 6 answers

The Times They Are a-Changin'

In order to prepare a competitive examination, I've got to delve deep into North American counterculture history. What should I read ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Feb 8, 2011 - 26 answers

Which out of copyright children's books have death scenes?

What are some out of copyright children's books with touching death scenes? [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse on Feb 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Scenes From a Marriage

What are some novels in which the plot primarily revolves around a marriage? [more inside]
posted by Nixy on Feb 5, 2011 - 46 answers

Best Plutarch Translation for the Uninitiated?

Which version of Plutarch's Lives should I read? [more inside]
posted by herrtodd on Feb 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Movies and books to expand vocabulary

In what English movies or books would I most likely be exposed to new words? Any genre and time-period.
posted by keith0718 on Feb 3, 2011 - 34 answers

Engaging students in collaborative learning

Seeking ideas for getting my Intro to Literature students in a community college involved collaboratively in their class experience. [more inside]
posted by oneduck on Jan 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a book on the history of science fiction literature.

I'm working with an English teacher that has a speculative fiction class for seniors in high school. He’s looking for a book (possibly something he would use as a supplement in class but also for his own personal reading) on the history of science fiction literature. He’s looking for something that is a retrospective and contains some literary criticism (optional). It can be a textbook but doesn’t necessarily need to be. There seems to be quite a few on Amazon but if I could get it narrowed down that would be great.
posted by crios on Jan 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Beach reading for snobs

I need extremely light and easy reading, but I am a snob. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jan 25, 2011 - 90 answers

Get More Reading Done!

Seeking strategies to get all reading done within allotted time without sacrificing close reading on literature. [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Jan 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Suggest books with camping in them?

Camping in literature - looking for suggestions of books (fiction) which have camping scenes in them or characters that go camping. [more inside]
posted by mudkicker on Jan 16, 2011 - 51 answers

Cultural references to Prozac, etc., in the '90s and '00s

A job for the hive mind: I'm looking for cultural references to antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs (Ritalin, Adderall, etc) from the '90s and '00s: stuff along the lines of Tony Soprano using Prozac in The Sopranos. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jan 5, 2011 - 32 answers

Need help learning how to get more out of what I read?

Can anyone recommend free websites for literature analysis/guides? [more inside]
posted by alexgrey on Jan 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find a great webpage for literary reviews.

I'm looking for a good website for literary reviews. My dream webpage would be something like an IMDB for books, with ratings, reviews, genre listings, and author information. Does such a thing exist? Are there any really good blogs for literature reviews? Thanks in advance.
posted by Stagger Lee on Jan 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Jednakże oprócz malutkiej karteczki w trocinach ze słowami «To my, trociny», nie znaleziono nic.

(BookFilter): Sci-fi picaresques. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Dec 28, 2010 - 17 answers

More systems, please (fantasy novel recommendation request)

Recommend me a fantasy novel (that matches some particular tastes) [more inside]
posted by piato on Dec 23, 2010 - 41 answers

Is the future of textbooks apparently now?

Looking for suggestions for software platforms to use to design an interactive online textbook for college literature courses. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Ozarkian on Dec 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Rock and Roll and the Erotic

Any recommendations for erotic film scenes, songs, literature, etc that incorporate rock and roll - like the kiss in The Runaways? Bonus points if it involves two girls. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Literature's greatest wizard fights?

What are the best magical duels and battles in literature? Sorcerors blasting each other with lightning bolts, the metaphysical shenanigans of Last Call etc, whatever. I haven't actually read the Harry Potter books, so if there are any particularly good wizard battles in that, do say.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Dec 17, 2010 - 38 answers

Looking for Hindi books in the US.

Can anybody direct me to any good resources for purchasing Hindi-language books in the United States? [more inside]
posted by socratic on Dec 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Straight A for the Lit. Majors

How to Get Straight-A in Literature Classes? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Dec 6, 2010 - 28 answers

I want to go to a book to find a library

All great libraries have books in them, but how many great books have libraries in them? I just finished reading "Big Machine" by Victor Lavalle, and am currently reading "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami (yes, finally!), and it's purely coincidental, but they both happen to feature libraries prominently. So now I'd like to know what other really good novels feature libraries in a significant way. [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Novel with shuffleable table of contents?

I remember a college professor telling me about a book, probably Latin American, possibly magical realism, in which the table of contents could be shuffled around according to some provided lists, and the book re-read accordingly, acquiring new meanings and interpretations with each shuffle. What is it called? Also welcome: suggestions for novels with a similar style or feeling, or which play with the medium in a similar way (I've already read House of Leaves).
posted by lhall on Nov 30, 2010 - 16 answers

I Can't Go On. I'll Go On.

A person recently mentioned, as an aside, a Samuel Beckett essay (or play, or story) featuring the "Trade Union", which was described as the thing that conspires against ordinary individuals in the quotidian (i.e. when you forget to take your umbrella and it rains, that's the fault of the "Trade Union"; or when you can't find your car keys, that's down to the "Trade Union".) [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Nov 29, 2010 - 3 answers

A face marked by a lifetime of venal sin?

Trying to identify a line of poetry - possibly written by an Irishman - that goes something like "a face marked by a lifetime of venal sin". [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 23, 2010 - 5 answers

How do you write an argument for AP English Literature?

How do you go about the thought process to make an argument (as opposed to a theme, statement, or observation) about a work of literature for AP English Literature? [more inside]
posted by elaine on Nov 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Please, no more Berenstain Bears.

Please recommend short books (15-35 min from start to finish) for middle schoolers who read at the 3rd through 5th grade level. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Best English translation of the Mahabharata?

Please tell me, what is the best English translation of the Mahabharata? I'm not particularly concerned that it be a verse translation. I would prefer something that's available in electronic form (for reading on my Nook). Something that's public domain, and therefore available on Google books, even better. But these are preferences, not hard requirements. I'm more concerned with reliability of the translation. [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus on Nov 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Need a shakta novel!

I need a book about Shakta (Indian goddess) mysticism! [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Nov 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Midwestern Urban Fiction: Great novels that exemplify the industrialized cities of the U.S. Midwest?

Midwestern Urban Fiction: What are the great novels that exemplify or characterize (as opposed to "are set in") any of the industrialized cities of the U.S. Midwest (St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, the Twin Cities, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Nov 3, 2010 - 25 answers

Princesses to the rescue?

Fairy tales for girls? [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Nov 3, 2010 - 38 answers

Help me love literature.

I'm looking for any advice that will get me excited about literature. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Nov 1, 2010 - 29 answers

I want to go back to school. Help me find grants and scholarships.

I want to go back to school. Understatement: I'm a non-traditional student. I've been living below poverty levels for most of my life. I need funding - loans, grants, scholarships. How? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Oct 26, 2010 - 56 answers

Looking for books on poetry

Can anyone recommend books of essays on poetry that aren't poetry-writing manuals? [more inside]
posted by luke1249 on Oct 20, 2010 - 23 answers

What book should I give to my father-in-law?

Book recommendations for a retired anthropologist? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Oct 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me reference my thesis!

Please help me find an article or book I would like to use for my literary theory thesis. This is all I know about it: 1) It was authored by two french males. 2) It is about tragedy in 5th century BC Athens. 3) It introduces the phrase 'tragic moment' 4) It is from the 20th century. [more inside]
posted by rigby99 on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Hell is other people, and that's okay

My sister is turning 18. Help me build an Adolescent Crisis Prep Kit! [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue on Oct 8, 2010 - 48 answers

Seeking a road map to the periodical world.

What are good resources for magazine/journal literacy, maps of the terrain of the periodical world? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Oct 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Stilled Life

What are some literary works that depict or are written in the voice of someone who is paralyzed or who, for medical and/or existential reasons, cannot move his/her body without great effort? [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Oct 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Good reads for dietitians

Recommend books to broaden the mind of a future dietitian. [more inside]
posted by sively on Oct 5, 2010 - 17 answers

black gold texas tea

What are your favorite literary texts about oil and oil capitalism? I'm looking for anything from traditional realism to noir to science fiction, from poetry to film to comic books to video games to philosophy and theory. Anything could work. Bonus points if the focus is on globalization and/or Peak Oil and resource scarcity. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Sep 24, 2010 - 18 answers

Finding "A Common Reader" Again

I miss the Common Reader catalog. Have you missed it too, and do you know where to find a list of what was in the inventory?
posted by msamye on Sep 16, 2010 - 4 answers

What are some texts about work?

I'm looking for good books (or movies, poems, plays, songs, etc.) that have to do with work - any and all kinds of workplaces and kinds of labour. Work doesn't have to be the exclusive concern, but it should be an important part. [more inside]
posted by Bergamot on Sep 15, 2010 - 49 answers

Wuthering Heights... original movie adaptation?

All-time favorite movie is "Wuthering Heights" with Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier. I've red the (long, incredibly boring) book, but I would like to read an adaptation made from the original movie. Amazon search turns up nothing... Can someone help me find this? (Bonus if it's in eBook format... ANY eBook format). Caveat: I DO NOT want to read a script of the movie!
posted by Master Gunner on Sep 10, 2010 - 6 answers

That's right, limning and lapidary...

What are your favorite epic, challenging, literary novels that weren't written by white males? Particularly interested in long books (400+ pages) or books with multiple voices/protagonists, but I'm open to all suggestions. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Sep 8, 2010 - 56 answers

Help a picky reader find more authors

I have a very narrow taste in fiction, and I'm running out authors. Overall, I like how things are written more than what they say. But even given that, I'm terribly picky. Help me find more authors to love! [more inside]
posted by hopeless romantique on Sep 3, 2010 - 48 answers

Favorite passages to read aloud?

What are your favorite passages to read aloud to someone? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Sep 3, 2010 - 65 answers

What in the hell is the name of this book?

Yet another I-can't-recall-what-book-this-is question. Vague details inside. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Aug 29, 2010 - 5 answers

No sir, YOU say potato, now you've ruined the suspension of disbelief!

Is there a word similar to anachronism for when a writer uses a dialect or jargon in the wrong person, ethnic group or similar? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Aug 24, 2010 - 24 answers

How to attract potential writers

What can we offer to attract locals, part-time locals and/or tourists to our tiny literary arts space? [more inside]
posted by viva viola on Aug 23, 2010 - 6 answers

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