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By Caitlin Ball You may recall in recent years the backlash some YouTubers and social media celebrities turned “authors” have received for their alleged use of Negroes. More often than not, this criticism (and derision) stems from outrage at inauthenticity – a belief that the piece of literature being sold is an evasion and exploitation …

It wasn’t just the first book ever read or the fairy tales told by grandparents that inspired literature. More and more writers claim that music has given them divine tutelage. Many admit that their calling came to them when they were children not through other books, but through songs with lyrics that left stories and …

Horror as a literary genre is not just recording a shock of fear. Scary stories played a very important role in social and political movements over time and, more importantly, have told us about ourselves and what it means to be human in ways other genres cannot. “There are so many ways to get to …

Sir Paul McCartney admits to having ‘impostor syndrome’ sometimes when he thinks about how a boy from a working-class Liverpool family became a world-renowned musician, performer, singer and songwriter. “I always feel like I’m just playing.” He describes his life as “a puzzle” in which “every song is part of the solution”. © Fiona Adams …

Sheridan Music Studio Founder, Artistic Director and Pianist Susan Merdinger will present a special ghost-themed concert series, book presentation and discussion: A Halloween Haunting in Music and Literature on www.sheridanmusicstudio.in.live. The pre-recorded concert features Merdinger with violinist Alex Koffman and cellist Martine Benmann in a “ghost” music program including the Ghost Trio Op. 70 No. …

This is the 550th essay to appear in my Carrefour column, which has now been around for 11 years in this article. As a sort of celebration, I dedicate my space today to National Literature, an appreciation of the works of Jose Garcia Villa, the Filipino poet whose productive years were lived in New York …

Conductor and producer Róisín Blunnie presents the new album Ghost Songs, a unique collaboration of great voices from Irish poetry, theater and contemporary music, performing with the Mixed Chamber Choir on Laetare vocal ensemble. For me as a conductor, the interplay of music and words is a subject of endless interest and analysis. These two …

A defense of ardor: Essays This 2005 collection showcases Zagajewski’s talent as an essayist. (Readers who want more might also look to 2017 Slight exaggeration, titled after his ironic definition of poetry). In the centerpiece, Zagajewski exposes his creative principles, repelling caustic resignation and casual irony. (“Doubt is poetry for the resigned. While poetry seeks, …

African American literature is both a passion and a calling for Griffin, who is the first chair of the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia, as well as the director of his Institute for African American Studies. and English teacher. Her expertise is evident – sometimes too much – as she …

She writes about sexuality, violence, mass culture and repressed fascism. In the 1980s and 1990s, author Elfriede Jelinek was the sharp-tongued “inconvenient” moralist, holding a mirror to what she saw as the conservative, fanatic and historically oblivious of her Austrian homeland. With her sarcastic, provocative, sometimes contemptuous style, she has turned half the country against …