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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


How the CIA Helped Shape the Creative Writing Scene in America

Image by Arielle Fragassi, via Flickr Commons In May of 1967,” writes Patrick Iber at The Awl, “a former CIA officer named Tom Braden published a confession in the Saturday Evening Post under the headline, ‘I’m glad the CIA is ‘immoral.’” With the hard-boiled tone one might expect from a spy, but the candor one may not, Braden revealed the Agency’s funding and support of all kinds of individuals and activities, including, perhaps most controversially, in the arts. Against objections that so man...
Tags: Google, Europe, Politics, Writing, Washington Post, College, China, America, Peter Matthiessen, New York Times, Iowa, Literature, Cia, Whitney, New Yorker, Kurt Vonnegut


The Illustrated Version of “Alice’s Restaurant”: Watch Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the 18+ minute counterculture song recounts Arlo Guthrie’s real encounter with the law, starting on Thanksgiving Day 1965. As the long song unfolds, we hear all about how a hippie-bating police officer, by the name of William "Obie" Obanhein, arrested Arlo for littering. (Cultural footnote: Obie previously posed for several Norman Rockwell paintings, including the well-known p...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Music, College, Woody Guthrie, Turkey, Army, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam, William Shatner, Alice, Random, Norman Rockwell, Facebook Twitter, Scott Fitzgerald


10 Decor Finds to Help You Create the Most Stylish Dorm on Campus

Society6 has everything you need for an envy-inducing room.Thank you Society6 for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Society6, all content and opinions expressed here are our own. It may only be June, but if you're decor-obsessed like me, you're probably already thinking about how you're going to decorate your room in the fall. IMO, it's never too early to start shopping for decor and planning out your room's style vibe. Today, we've teamed up with our friends at ...
Tags: Sponsored, College, Kate Moss, Kate, Beverly Hills Hotel, Decor, Scott Fitzgerald, Prada Marfa, Carrara, Dorm


You Can Now Airbnb the Home of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Where the Author Wrote Tender Is the Night

Photo by George F. Landegger, via Wikimedia Commons F. Scott Fitzgerald started writing in earnest at Princeton University, several of whose literary and cultural societies he joined after enrolling in 1913. So much of his time did he devote to what would become his vocation that he eventually found himself on academic probation. Still, he kept on writing novels even after dropping out and joining the Army in 1917. He wrote hurriedly, with the prospect of being shipped out to the trenches hangi...
Tags: Travel, Google, College, History, Army, Literature, Airbnb, Seoul, Princeton, Baltimore, Zelda, Montgomery, Princeton University, Chicago Tribune, Scott, Facebook Twitter


3 Tips on Becoming a Better Writer, as Told by 'Midnight in Paris'

Write like it matters, and it will.Take a Movie’s advice is a weekly column about the similarities between our favorite movies and real life. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. This will be the last installment - thank you for tuning in these last couple of months!Like other aspiring writers – whether for a full-time career, side hustle, or just for fun – we encounter challenges beyond writer’s block. Thoughts may include: Should I tailor my piece to a specific audience? Do I have ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Writing, College, Inspiration, Netflix, Paris, Woody Allen, Carol, Picasso, Midnight, Academics, Ernest Hemingway, PAUL, Scott Fitzgerald, Gil


Watch the Illustrated Version of “Alice’s Restaurant,” Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the 18+ minute counterculture song recounts Arlo Guthrie’s real encounter with the law, starting on Thanksgiving Day 1965. As the long song unfolds, we hear all about how a hippie-bating police officer, by the name of William "Obie" Obanhein, arrested Arlo for littering. (Cultural footnote: Obie previously posed for several Norman Rockwell paintings, including the well-known p...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Woody Guthrie, Turkey, Bob Dylan, Army, Marilyn Monroe, Vietnam, William Shatner, Alice, Norman Rockwell, Facebook Twitter, Scott Fitzgerald, Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie


Book Review: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

Delve deep into the fascinating life of this literary better half. We’ve all probably read the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, or at least listened to our High School English teachers obsess over The Great Gatsby. Todays book, however, focuses on the less famous (and, IMO, more interesting) half of the 1920s' Golden Literary Couple — Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald.Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald is a no-holds-barred look inside Zelda's fascinating life, and all of its many ups and downs. Read on for my fu...
Tags: Books, News, College, Book Review, Reading, Zelda, F Scott Fitzgerald, 1920s, Scott, Scott Fitzgerald, Fowler, Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Sayre, College Life, Therese Anne Fowler


Take a Movie's Advice: The Great Gatsby

Trust me, the party doesn't start until you walk in.Take a Movie’s Advice is a weekly column attempting to discover the similarities between our favorite movies and real life. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show. Ever dreamed of throwing the perfect party? I know I have. But with all of the planning details – decorations, invitations, food, music, and more – who has time and talent to make sure this social gathering is one that’s enjoyable for both the host and the guests?Look no fur...
Tags: College, Parties, Baz Luhrmann, The Great Gatsby, 1920s, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, Hostess, College Life, Take A Movie's Advice, Theme Party, Nick Carraway Tobey McGuire, Jay Gatsby Leonardo DeCaprio, Daisy Buchanan Carey Mulligan, Classy Hollywood Glam


Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: A Free Yale Course

This course taught by Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock examines major works by three iconic American authors–Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner. Along the way, Dimock explores these authors’ “interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.” You can access the 24 lectures in Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner on YouTube, o...
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Harvard classics professor who teaches a course on Bob Dylan gets vindication from Bob Dylan's winning the Nobel Prize.

The NYT has an article on Richard F. Thomas, "who has been gently teased by colleagues for teaching a freshman seminar about Bob Dylan." Mr. Thomas uses the course, simply called “Bob Dylan,” to put the artist in context of not just popular culture of the last half-century, but the tradition of classical poets like Virgil and Homer....There’s a stanza that goes: “I’m gonna spare the defeated — I’m gonna speak to the crowd/… I’m goin’ to teach peace to the conquered/I’m gonna tame the proud.” Tha...
Tags: Education, Law, Poetry, Harvard, Bob Dylan, Thomas, Virgil, Dylan, Scott Fitzgerald, Ovid, Aeneas, Nobel Prize, Ann Althouse, Anchises


What Are the Most Stolen Books? Bookstore Lists Feature Works by Murakami, Bukowski, Burroughs, Vonnegut, Kerouac & Palahniuk

In 1971, Abbie Hoffman published his countercultural how-to/”hip Boy Scout handbook,” Steal This Book. Since then, millions of people have queued up to pay for it. Did they misread the very clear instruction in the title? Or did most of Hoffman’s readers think of it as another Yippie hoax, not to be taken any more seriously than Pigasus, the 145-pound pig Hoffman and his merry band of pranksters nominated for president in 1968? Seems to me Hoffman was dead serious about the pig, and about his c...
Tags: Google, Books, New York, College, Las Vegas, Hunter S Thompson, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, Martin, Facebook Twitter


23 Hours of H.P. Lovecraft Stories: Hear Readings & Dramatizations of “The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” & Other Weird Tales

Image by Lucius B. Truesdell, via Wikimedia Commons H.P. Lovecraft has somewhat fallen out of favor in many circles of horror and fantasy writing. Just this past year, after much debate, the World Fantasy Awards decided to remove his likeness from their statuette. Because, quite frankly, Lovecraft was not only a bigot but a committed anti-Semite and white supremacist who loathed virtually everyone who wasn’t, as he put it, “Nordic-American.” This included African-Americans and “stunted bracycep...
Tags: Google, Spotify, College, Literature, Michel Houellebecq, China Mieville, Gene Roddenberry, Facebook Twitter, Scott Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Josh Jones, Lovecraft, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Hadrian, Nnedi Okorafor


Hear 230 Episodes of Escape: Classic Radio Dramas of Stories by Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells & More (1947-1954)

“Worried about the price of butter and eggs? Fed up with the housing shortage? Want to get away from it all? CBS offers you Escape!” These words open October 1st, 1947’s broadcast adaptation of “The Most Dangerous Game,” Richard Connell’s safari culture-satirizing short thriller about a New York big-game hunter en route to Rio who falls off his yacht, swims to shore, and soon finds himself evading an eccentric Cossack aristocrat who hunts human beings for sport on his own private island....
Tags: Google, New York, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles, Radio, Sci Fi, Cbs, Arthur Conan Doyle, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, Daphne du Maurier, Rio, Time Machine, Facebook Twitter



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