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The first research book written by an AI could lead to on-demand papers

The amount of research that gets published is more than any scholar can hope to keep up with, but soon they may rely on an AI companion to read thousands of articles and distill a summary from them — which is exactly what this team at Goethe University did. You can read the first published work by “Beta Writer” here… though unless you really like lithium-ion battery chemistry, you might find it a little dry. The paper itself is called, in creative fashion, “Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Machine-Gener...
Tags: Tech, Henry James, Lee, Zhang, Li, Goethe University, Arora, Henning Schoenenberger

How Italy Seduced the World

Italy has been seducing foreigners since its history began. Century after century, in peace and war, over perilous passes, stormy seas, and rutted roads, they have come—explorers, adventurers, traders, sailors, soldiers, writers, musicians, poets, painters, sculptors, penitents, pilgrims of every sort—to the promised land of their imagination. For a veritable Who’s Who of Western civilization, Italy served as the essential finishing school, a required destination for any person of refinement. ...
Tags: Travel, La, Boston, Singapore, US, Ferrari, Italy, Henry James, Mediterranean, Mona Lisa, Leonardo, La Repubblica, Robert Browning, Dianne Hales, Nikolai Gogol, Berlin Sydney

Virginia Woolf & Friends Name Their Favorite and Least Favorite Writers in a Newly Unearthed 1923 Survey

Celebrity Twitter can be fun… sometimes…. Tabloids still have mass appeal, albeit mainly on the web. But for those who want to see the introverted and bookish caught off-guard and off the cuff, times are a little tough. Writers can more easily control their image than actors or pop stars, naturally. Most aren’t nearly as recognizable and subject to constant pop culture surveillance. Literary scandals rarely go beyond plagiarism or politics. Sometimes one might wish—as in the days of mean drunks...
Tags: Google, College, Virginia, West, Literature, Vox, James Joyce, Henry James, Kennedy, Virginia Woolf, Thompson, Marcel Proust, Facebook Twitter, Virgil, Joyce, Dostoevsky

Mandatory Streamers: Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Returns

Mandatory Streamers: Neil Gaiman’s American Gods returns Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the Week of March 4, the old and new gods prepare for war as Neil Gaiman’s American Gods returns for Season 2 on Starz. Check out the best new shows debuting and returning online this week below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.g...
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Thought for the day, Feb. 28, 2019

Henry James, 1910. (Photo by George Grantham Bain/Bain collection at the Library of Congress) Henry James, American-British novelist “Don’t mind anything anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.” (from “The Portrait of a Lady,” 1881) April 15, 1843-Feb. 28, 1916 Related Articles Thought for the day, Feb. 27, 2019 Thought for the day, Feb. 26, 2019 Thought for the day, Feb. 25...
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‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Season 2 Will Adapt ‘The Turn of the Screw’

Netflix wants to stay in the Mike Flanagan business, so they’ve decided to forge ahead with The Haunting of Hill House season 2. Rather than a traditional second season, though, the show is now being turned into an anthology series called The Haunting. The new season will feature a new tale of terror, and new characters. The Haunting teaser below invites you to try to guess just where this is taking place (hint: it involves a Henry James novel). A new Haunting is coming. Can you guess where...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Adaptation, Henry James, James, Macy, Flanagan, Gerald, Shirley Jackson, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Cindy Holland, Trevor Macy, The Haunting of Hill House

'Haunting of Hill House' Season 2 Revealed: Netflix to Reimagine Henry James

A cryptic teaser reveals Season 2 will tackle the famous 1898 horror novella "The Turn of the Screw."
Tags: News, Netflix, Henry James

#PopMatters20: Stephen King, 'On Writing' 20 Years Later

None Had the fates conspired to place writer Stephen King walking on the shoulder of Maine State Route 5 on 19 June 2019, at approximately 4:30PM, (rather than the actual time of 20 years earlier), the physical consequences would probably have been the same. He is walking his usual four miles a day, as he writes in his 2000 book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Scribner, 2010). He and his family are at their summer home in western Maine. In crisp terms, he explains what happens when distracte...
Tags: Facebook, Feature, Music, Stephen King, Maine, Smith, Ryan Murphy, King, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, On Writing, Marcel Proust, Carrie, Bryan Smith, Tabitha, Richard Bachman

Universal Pushes The Turning To 2020

Universal pushes The Turning to 2020 Universal Pictures has announced that The Turning, the upcoming adaptation of the horror novella of a similar name by Henry James, will be hitting the big screen on January 24, 2020 after it was removed from its original February 22 release date in place of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptS...
Tags: Movies, America, Davis, Chad, Alfre Woodard, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Henry James, Universal Pictures, Burns, Joan Jett, Hayes, Floria Sigismondi, ComingSoon, DreamWorks Pictures, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Parks on Translation Again.

Tim Parks often has interesting things to say about translation, and I’ve linked to his essays before; here’s a recent one from NYRDaily: Do the beliefs we hold about literature add up to something consistent and coherent? Or are they little more than random pieties? Take two crucial notions I heard repeatedly last year. First, that in a fine work of literature, every word counts, perfection has been achieved, nothing can be moved—a claim I’ve seen made for writers as prolix (and diverse) as Vic...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Jonathan Franzen, Henry James, Parks, Scott Fitzgerald, Mann, Lui, Victor Hugo, Lydia Davis, Tim Parks, Constance Garnett, Scott Moncrieff, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, Mark Polizzotti

New Leaf Runoff vote for February 2019 • Let's Make a Deal: Trade Secrets

This is a runoff vote to select the book we'll read and discuss in February 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. Vote for one. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, Patricia Highsmith, Britain, Italy, Book Clubs, Gibraltar, John Le Carre, Times, Henry James, Mediterranean, James, Vladimir Nabokov, Tom Ripley, Tom

Vanessa Redgrave, daughter Joely Richardson team in new film

LONDON (AP) — She first saw the play as a child, when her famous father adapted it from a Henry James novella and played the male lead. Decades later, Vanessa Redgrave acted the role of Miss Tina on stage. More time has passed, and now she is playing the forbidding grande dame Juliana Bordereau in […]
Tags: London, Movies, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry James, Tina, Joely Richardson, Juliana Bordereau

New Leaf Vote for February 2019 • Let's Make a Deal: Trade Secrets

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in February 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, UK, England, New York, London, Patricia Highsmith, Australia, China, Germany, India, US, Frankfurt, Britain, Italy

‘Turn of the Screw’ TV Series Headed to Freeform, With a Modern Day Setting

Henry James’ gothic horror novella The Turn of the Screw will be adapted into a new TV series for Freeform. So far, so good, right? Not so fast! The adaptation will also be set in modern times, which takes a little wind out of the story’s old school gothic scares. The new Turn of the Screw TV series will focus on a nanny who heads to a job on a picturesque island, only to discover possible supernatural forces. Deadline broke the news about the Turn of the Screw TV series. The series will hai...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, Henry James, Freeform, Elena, Berman, McNally, Bainbridge Island, Deborah Kerr, Shirley Jackson, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Josh Berman

Freeform Developing Series Based on The Turn of the Screw

Freeform developing series based on The Turn of the Screw Deadline reports that Freeform is developing a new series adaptation based on author Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw. The supernatural series will be set in the modern times with Alexandra McNally (Under the Dome) set to pen the pilot’s script. RELATED: Showtime To Develop Horror Series Based On Scott Thomas’ Kill Creek The Turn of the Screw is co-created by McNally and Josh Berman (CSI). It is a twisty Gothic...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Elizabeth Banks, Showtime, TV News, Sony Pictures Television, Henry James, Freeform, Patty, Elena, Berman, McNally, COLLIER, Bainbridge Island, Dome

On The Pleasures of Edward Gorey

Recently, I've been fixated on Edward Gorey. He has a new biography out by Mark Dery, and I admire Gorey because he was an uncompromising artist who never let others get too much in the way of his production. He somehow knew what to do, even if it was another nonsense book shaped by the alphabet or made up of limericks. By writing and drawing brief books, Gorey did as he pleased until the outside world caught up with him in the 1970s. He never seemed to cater to anyone, and one symptom of that ...
Tags: England, Movies, Henry James, Edward Gorey, Gorey, Dery, Mark Dery, The Film Doctor, Mallarme Gorey

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Trailer for Venice Mystery 'The Aspern Papers'

"Don't try to pay me any compliments. I have been spoiled in this respect…" Cohen Media has debuted an official trailer for an indie romantic drama-mystery titled The Aspern Papers, set in Venice, adapted from Henry James's 1888 novella of the same name. The story is about a passionate young writer who tries to obtain romance letters a poet sent to his mistress. He travels out to Venice and meets a suspicious elderly woman along with her quiet niece in their grand but dilapidated palazzo. St...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Venice, Vanessa Redgrave, Henry James, Don, Indies, Juliana, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, To Watch, Cohen Media, Morgane Polanski

Does Becoming A More Expert Reader Increase Pleasure Of Reading?

Does one kind of literature afford a more refined pleasure than another kind? Can we compare the pleasure induced by Virginia Woolf with, say, that induced by Agatha Christie? Is “Casey at the Bat” potentially less (more) enjoyable than Keats’s “Ode to Autumn”? Is the pleasure of reading Henry James similar to that of reading George Eliot? At what point does a story’s eloquence or lack of it begin to affect people in the same way? – American Scholar
Tags: Art, Words, Agatha Christie, Henry James, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Keats, Winter 2018

Horror Glasgow, Ellen: Whispers in the Dark (collected ghosts). v1. 09 Dec 2018

WHISPERS IN THE DARK The Ghost Stories of ELIZABETH GLASGOW (1873–1945) Four stories set in the American South, influenced, perhaps, by Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe. “The Shadowy Third” is the spirit of a dead child who is visible only to sensitive persons; scientifically-minded people never see her. “Dare’s Gift” tells of a house haunted by the spirit of treachery, which corrupts its inhabitants. In “The Past,” Vanderbridge’s first wife returns to haunt him and his second wife. In “Whisper...
Tags: Books, Kindle Books, Glasgow, Henry James, South, Elizabeth, Edgar Allen Poe, South During, Glasgow Ellen, Vanderbridge, Ellen Anderson Gholson, Virginian Glasgow

Mangled Body and Depraved Soul: On the Corporeal and the Spiritual in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

None Reviled by some (T.S. Eliot and Henry James among others) as lacking in seriousness and skill, consigned by others to the rank of "children's author" alongside Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson, and revered by others (primarily the French decadents such as Charles Baudelaire but also Walt Whitman) for his penchant for the lurid, the sickly, and the accursed, Edgar Allan Poe remains a troubling figure for American literature. Despite the philosophical heft brought to readings of some of...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hollywood, Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price, Stories, Charles Dickens, John, Annie, Mark Twain, Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, Aristotle, Poe

5 Horror Movies Based On Books With Different Titles

5 Horror Movies Based On Books With Different Titles Movie titles matter. Just because a film is adapted from a work of literature doesn’t mean it gets to keep its title.  Nothing Lasts Forever just doesn’t pack the same action-blockbuster title punch as Die Hard, but b oth Roderick Thorp’s 1979 novel and its 1988 film adaptation tell the story of off-duty NYPD officer John McClane who thwarts the diabolical plans of German terrorist Hans Gruber in a Los Angeles skyscraper on Christmas Eve...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Roger Ebert, King, Henry James, Clive Barker, Bruce Willis, John Carpenter, Frank, Carpenter, John McClane, Hans Gruber, Gerald, Sabrina

Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady

Perfume PosseFrédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady So in one of my freebie bags was a sample of Malle’s Portrait of a Lady, a 2010 release created by Dominique Ropion. It’s a rose scent that was named after a Henry James novel (That I read eons ago…)… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseFrédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady
Tags: Beauty, Henry James, Frederic Malle, Malle, Dominique Ropion, Frédéric Malle Portrait

Julian Gough's Playlist for His Novel "Connect"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Julian Gough's novel Connect is propulsive and ambitious, one of the most thought-provoking books of the year. Booklist wrote of the book: "Connect imagines a world of systems wit...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Berlin, America, Fbi, Stephen Malkmus, Body, David, Ireland, Cameroon, David Bowie, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kate Bush, Times, Brian Eno, Wilhelm Reich

"The Nation Magazine Betrays a Poet — and Itself/I was the magazine’s poetry editor for 35 years. Never once did we apologize for publishing a poem."

Writes Grace Shulman (in the NYT).We followed a path blazed by Henry James, who in 1865 wrote a damning review of Walt Whitman’s “Drum Taps,” calling the great poem “arrant prose.” Mistaken, yes, but it was James’s view at the time. And it was never retracted....Last month, the magazine published a poem by Anders Carlson-Wee. The poet is white. His poem, “How-To,” draws on black vernacular.Following a vicious backlash against the poem on social media, the poetry editors, Stephanie Burt and Carme...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Poetry, Narcissism, Henry James, James, Apologies, The Nation, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Katha Pollitt, Political correctness, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Stephanie Burt, Grace Shulman

Henry James, Failed Playwright

He was trying to fix an issue with diminishing royalties from his novels, but when Guy Domville was produced in London, chaos ensued: “James made it backstage for the closing minutes. He heard both the sneers from the gallery and the enthusiastic applause from the stalls. When Alexander took his curtain call, Henry’s friends in the audience began shouting ‘Author, author!,’ and the unnerved actor took James by the hand and led him onstage. A civil war ensued.”
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, Henry James, James, Alexander, Henry, 08.03.18, Guy Domville

How Oscar Wilde got his big break

In the late 1870s, when he was still a student, Oscar Wilde gathered his college friends for a late night chat in his Oxford room. The conversation was drifting to serious topics. “You talk a lot about yourself, Oscar,” one of them said, “and all the things you’d like to achieve. But you never say what you’re going to do with your life.” The punch bowl was empty, the tobacco had been smoked, and the lights were turned down low. “What are you going to do?” the friend asked. Wilde turned solemn. T...
Tags: Books, England, London, Featured, US, America, Britain, United States, Ireland, Liverpool, Arizona, Oxford, Oscar, Cambridge, Literature, Biography

Writing Well: Editors.

I have performed the necessary butchery. Here is the bleeding corpse. --Henry James (1843-1916), after a request by the Times Literary Supplement to cut 3 lines from a 5,000 word article.
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Peter Coviello's Playlist for His Memoir "Long Players"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Peter Coviello's Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs is a bold and poignant memoir innovatively held together by its music. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A heartfelt and hyp...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Austin, Sufjan Stevens, David, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Stevie Nicks, Illinois, ANN, Jay, Thomas Pynchon, D'angelo, Henry James, George Eliot, Frank Ocean

Prize-Winning Novelist Philip Roth Dies At 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died Tuesday night at age 85. Roth’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, said the author died in a New York City hospital of congestive heart failure. The author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorn...
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The Turning

A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. A modern take on Henry James' novella "The Turn of the Screw".
Tags: Religion, Henry James