Friday, September 22, 2017

American literature

In this May 23, 2017, file photo, actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr., a board member of the Walden Woods Project, applauds during the dedication of the U.S. Postal Service's new Henry David Thoreau postage stamp at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass.

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. The rest are observing the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau, the author who penned that line. The U.S. Postal Service marked the occasion Wednesday with a ...
Members of the Washington Post staff congratulate David Fahrenthold, center, upon learning that he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, for dogged reporting of Donald Trump's philanthropy, in the newsroom of the Washington Post in Washington on Monday, April 10, 2017. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via AP)

BY JENNIFER PELTZ and DEEPTI HAJELA NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest U.S. news story of 2016 — the tumultuous presidential campaign — yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the Washington Post reporter who not only raised doubts about ...
In this April 3, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's "Little Bill Books" series is among those making the American Library Association's annual top 10 list of "challenged books." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

BY HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrity once beloved among young people now finds himself on a list of books parents and other community members most wish to see removed from libraries: Bill Cosby. Cosby’s “Little Bill Books” ...
In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, author Robert Caro attends the East Hampton Library's 12th Annual Authors Night Benefit in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)

BY HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro’s next project is for ears only. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian is planning an audio-only release, “On Power,” drawing upon his years as an investigative journalist and his research into the lives ...
In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo, author Stephen King poses for the cameras, during a promotional tour in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s BookExpo will feature a popular father-and-son combination: Stephen and Owen King. Convention organizers ReedPop told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the authors will be featured at a June 1 breakfast at the Jacob ...
In this June 4, 2008 file photo, visitors enter The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

BY MICHAEL MELIA HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Notes that Mark Twain jotted down from a fairy tale he told his daughters more than a century ago have inspired a new children’s book, “The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.” At the Mark ...
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