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Little Tree Library: A Clever Twist on the Donation-Based Community Library Gives New Life to a Big Old Stump

Thanks to the nonprofit Little Free Library, chances are you have encountered a small house-like structure on a public thoroughfare, with a front door that opens to allow passersby to give or take a free book. The program exists in 88 … Continue reading

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The danger of a single story

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Big Capital: Who Is London For? – talk by Anna Minton

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Sweetly Sings the Donkey: Celebrating Shelagh Delaney in Her Salford Hometown

Shelagh Delaney (1938-2011) was a pioneering writer from Salford known for her brilliant plays based in the city, which continue to be widely performed today. Her work is accessible, down-to-earth and funny, and her writing addresses many issues which are … Continue reading

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Brazilian Literature, in Translation — Bruna Dantas Lobato

I’m thrilled to share my translation of Caio Fernando Abreu’s “Beauty, a Terrible Story” in the new issue of Words Without Borders, “Brazil Beyond Rio.” When I first came across Abreu’s work (ten years ago, in a high school classroom), … Continue reading

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New Brazilian species (2)

The second paper is describing a new species from western Bahia State, with an emended description of the recently described genus Kora, with a revision of species ascribed to it. “A new species of land snail was recently found in … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Blossoms

There, across the meadow and over the stream, Sending myriads of memories into my arms: The Cherry blossom stood as if in a dream. https://dominiter.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/yesterdays-blossoms/

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Brazil: Goethe the ‘dirty old man’

Originally posted on A year of reading the world:
From one Portuguese-language country with very few novels available in translation we jump to another that has a whole heap of them (by British standards, at least). With so many exciting recommendations…

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Originally posted on IM Sirius:
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” — Philip K. Dick, “How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later”

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