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Thom Peart

Gaze upon This Great Map of Classic Literature

By | Inspired by Literature | No Comments
It can sometimes seem like all mainstream books these days are written by either American or British authors, but of course there are still plenty of great books out there written all across the world. If you’re interested in broadening your literary horizons then you’ll want to gaze upon this great literary map created by a user on Reddit named Backforward24.

One of the great things about books is that they can transport the reader to different places and eras and show us things that we may never encounter in our everyday lives. This fantastic map shows each country represented by arguably the most classic book written by an author from that part of the world. Read More

The Little Prince Is the Most Translated Novel of All Time

By | Children's Literature, News | No Comments
Originally published in France, 1943, The Little Prince is a short story written by the French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The book has since become a massive hit and has now been translated into its 300th language, Hassanya — a North African variant of Arabic. This has made The Little Prince the most translated book in the world, excluding religious texts. Read More

Listen to Charles Bukowski Discuss His ‘Crappy Life’

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Blank on Blank is an excellent YouTube channel which finds old, obscure, or all but lost interview recordings and puts them to excellent and often surreal animations. The channel features iconic figures from Ayn Rand to Jimi Hendrix and allows the viewer to listen to said figure discuss an important issue or point. From Jim Morrison discussing why he feels fat is beautiful to Jane Goodall on instinct, there are a variety of videos that will give you food for thought. Read More

Copyright Reform in Australia Could Bring Millions of Books to the Blind

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A new bill proposed earlier this week in Australia’s parliament could make it much easier for people with disabilities to get access to copyrighted literature. The Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and other Measures) Bill was proposed on Wednesday and, if passed, will make it much easier for people to get copyrighted material in formats such as braille, large print, and DAISY audio. Read More