Posts tagged Fiction

theparisreview:

On that ever-mysterious rubric, “literary fiction”: “It was clever marketing by publishers to set certain contemporary fiction apart and declare it Literature—and therefore Important, Art, and somehow better than other writing … Jane Austen’s works are described as literary fiction. This is nonsense … Austen never for a moment imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity decided that—not her, not John Murray, not even her contemporary readership. She wrote fiction, to entertain and to make money.”
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theparisreview:

On that ever-mysterious rubric, “literary fiction”: “It was clever marketing by publishers to set certain contemporary fiction apart and declare it Literature—and therefore Important, Art, and somehow better than other writing … Jane Austen’s works are described as literary fiction. This is nonsense … Austen never for a moment imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity decided that—not her, not John Murray, not even her contemporary readership. She wrote fiction, to entertain and to make money.”

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Fiction was invented the day Jonah arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale..
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
New and used books at 50% to 80% off at this website.

New and used books at 50% to 80% off at this website.

Like science fiction/fantasy books? If so, here’s a cool chart from NPR to help you decide what to read next in that genre.

Like science fiction/fantasy books? If so, here’s a cool chart from NPR to help you decide what to read next in that genre.

I’ve always known that there’s more going on inside me than finds its way into the world, but this is probably true of everyone. Who doesn’t regret that he isn’t more fully understood?
Richard Russo; Bridge of Sighs
Find time to read

Find time to read

papertownbooks:

For one week, beginning March 17th to the 24th, save 15% off your entire purchase at our website. On the morning of Mach 17th we will post a code that you can use as many times as you like during the week (more information will soon be posted about this on our site) - till then we will keep adding books! Cheers!

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papertownbooks:

For one week, beginning March 17th to the 24th, save 15% off your entire purchase at our website. On the morning of Mach 17th we will post a code that you can use as many times as you like during the week (more information will soon be posted about this on our site) - till then we will keep adding books! Cheers!

This sale is going on right now. Don’t miss out on the savings!

papertownbooks:

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You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only have time for the truth.” Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of “literature”? That means fiction, too, stupid.
 John Waters
On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (via feeling-natures-glow)

[Is it not Towel Day yet?]


mellifluousbookshelf:

“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”


mellifluousbookshelf
:

“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”

Several Questions …

Who is currently your favorite author?

What is your current favorite work of fiction?

What is your favorite current work of non fiction?

From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (via bookporn)
papertownbooks:

See anything you like? These are a few of the fiction titles we have at our website.

papertownbooks:

See anything you like? These are a few of the fiction titles we have at our website.