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Malala Yousafzai to appear on Letterman’s show

Malala will be the second guest on the six-episode series as it was earlier said that former US President Barack Obama was Letterman's first guest. Popular talk show host David Letterman, who is returning as host after two years with an upcoming yet-to-be-titled series on Netflix, was spotted shooting with Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai for the show here. Malala was seen leaving a tapin ...

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Poetry of Maria Rybakova

  She studied Classics starting at the age of 17, when she entered Moscow University, and moved to Germany when she was 20 to continue her studies at the Humboldt University, ultimately receiving a PhD degree in Classics from Yale University in 2004. Over the years she worked and travelled in number of places, including Geneva, Munich, the Mekong River region in Thailand, and Northeast China. She was a ...

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Wellcome prize shortlist announced: books that ‘will change lives’

Spanning human origins, national health services, microbial life forms and death, the shortlist for the 2017 Wellcome Book prize has been hailed as one that will “shift perceptions” by chair Val McDermid. Announcing the six books in contention for the award, which pits fiction against non-fiction, McDermid told the Guardian: “The key thing about these books is that they draw people in to something they othe ...

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Sylvia Plath and her Daddy

You do not do, you do not do Any more, black shoe In which I have lived like a foot For thirty years, poor and white, Barely daring to breathe or Achoo.   Daddy, I have had to kill you. You died before I had time—— Marble-heavy, a bag full of God, Ghastly statue with one gray toe Big as a Frisco seal   And a head in the freakish Atlantic Where it pours bean green over blue In the waters off beauti ...

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Deborah Ager and her Newborn

Deborah Ager is an author, anthology editor, and founder of a magazine. She wrote Midnight Voices (2009) and co-edited The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry (2013) and Old Flame: Ten Years of 32 Poems Magazine (2012). She founded 32 Poems in 2003 and ran it, alongside John Poch, until 2012 or so. Her poems have appeared in The Rumpus, The Birmingham Poetry Review, The Georgia Revie ...

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‘I was left speechless’: Bob Dylan

After being criticised as ‘arrogant’ for not responding to his prize, artist says he will attend award ceremony ‘if possible’ Bob Dylan was left speechless by the news that he was to be awarded the Nobel prize for literature, he has said, breaking more than two weeks of silence since the announcement. The artist was criticised as “arrogant” by a prominent member of the academy that awards the prize last wee ...

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Odes of Pablo Neruda : Making the Ordinary Extraordinary  

When Pablo Neruda published his first of three collections of odes—the Odas elementales (Elementary Odes)—in 1954, he was probably unaware that his Russian hero, Pushkin, had written 130 years earlier that odes were the lowest form of poem because they lacked a “plan” and because mere “rapture” excluded the kind of “tranquility” which, Pushkin said, was “an indispensable condition” of the highest beauty.” F ...

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Rabindranath’s 75th death anniversary today

The 75th death anniversary of great poet Rabindranath Tagore is being observed on today. Different socio-cultural organisations have chalked out various programs to mark the day. Tagore, who enriched the Bengali language and literature with his astounding talent and merit, died in 1941 at the age of 80. He composed hundreds of poems, stories and novels to take the literary creations to their zenith. Banglad ...

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