Friday, April 29, 2011

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 4/22/11

CONGRATS TO OUR SIX WORD STORY WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Love Lost-Love Gained-Love Insane (Mary K, GA)

Tickle Me-Touch Me-Hump Me (Jen U, NY)

For All-Who Can-Live Life (Tyler J, SC)

*We Want-American Freedom-For Americans (Literary Diva BTR)*

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QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Robert the Devil (Gilbert)-is an operatic parody by W. S. Gilbert of Giacomo Meyerbeer's romantic opera Robert le diable, which was named after, but bears little resemblance to, the medieval French legend of the same name. Gilbert set new lyrics to tunes by Meyerbeer, Hérold, Bellini, Hervé, Offenbach and others, arranged by Mr. Kettenus, the theatre's music director.

Robert the Devil was part of a triple bill that opened John Hollingshead's new Gaiety Theatre in London on 21 December 1868. Also on the programme, preceding Gilbert's piece, were a one-act adaptation by Gilbert Arthur à Beckett of a French operetta by Émile Jonas, called The Two Harlequins, and a three-act parody of L'Escamoteur by Paulin Meunier, adapted by Alfred Thompson, called On the Cards. All three of these were parodies of operas written between 1830 and 1840

 
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Narrative Nonfiction-is a genre of writing that uses literary styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives. Creative nonfiction contrasts with other nonfiction, such as technical writing or journalism, which is also rooted in accurate fact, but is not primarily written in service to its craft. As a genre, creative nonfiction is still relatively young, and is only beginning to be scrutinized with the same critical analysis given to fiction and poetry.


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C.J CALETT IS BACK WITH MORE BITCHITUDE!

(Beware Of My Bitchitude Blogspot) Hey hey bitches, my girl C.J. Calett is back with another installment of "Beware of My Bitchitude: More Bitchitude For The Bitch's Soul."

This little ebook mini is sure to be on fire just like the first. C.J. has really out done herslf this time as she dives into the angry bitch's soul this time around.

She talks about how bitch's from all walks of like, skin color, background and everywhere else can be as angry as the next bitch.

You don't want to miss out on this ebook mini at all bitches!!

(By the way it's a mini, so it shouldn't take you bitches that long to read through it)!

Anyway it should be available on the kindle in the next few days.

Give it a try and find out what this up and coming author is all about.

It will be available through amazon's kindle!! Hurry and inquire and get your copy today!


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Orthographic Depth-of an alphabetic orthography indicates the degree to which it deviates from simple one-to-one letter-phoneme correspondence.

Deep orthographies are writing systems that do not have a one-to-one correspondence between sounds (phonemes) and the letters (graphemes) that represent them. Shallow orthographies have a one-to-one relationship between graphemes and phonemes, and the spelling of words is very consistent. A shallow orthography is also sometimes called a phonemic orthography.


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Sunday, April 17, 2011

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 4/16/11

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Be You-Love You-Do You (Claire C, WI)

Broke America-No Freedom-Lost Land (Jonathan H, ND)

Amy Houston-My Wife-So Beautiful (Mark R, NY)

*Something New-Very Refreshing-So Yummy (Literary Diva of BTR)*

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Epic of Gilgamesh-is epic poetry from Mesopotamia and is among the earliest known works of literature. Scholars believe that it originated as a series of Sumerian legends and poems about the protagonist of the story, Gilgamesh king of Uruk, which were fashioned into a longer Akkadian epic much later. The most complete version existing today is preserved on 12 clay tablets from the library collection of 7th-century BC Assyrian king Ashurbanipal. It was originally titled He who Saw the Deep (Sha naqba īmuru) or Surpassing All Other Kings (Shūtur eli sharrī).



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Friday, April 15, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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Literary Merit-is a quality of written work, generally applied to the genre of literary fiction. A work is said to have literary merit (to be a work of art) if it is a work of quality, that is if it has some aesthetic value. The concept of "literary merit" is impossible to define, and it is hard to see how such an idea can be used with any precision or consistency by policy makers, magistrates or judges. A common response to this criticism is that, while the process of establishing literary merit is difficult, fraught with dangers, and often subjective, it is the only method currently available to separate work that has significant cultural value from work that is ephemeral.



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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

QUICK LIT BITE OF THE DAY! FAB LIT THINGS TO KNOW!

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The Three Apples-also known as Hikayat al-sabiyya 'l-muqtula ("The Tale of the Murdered Young Woman"), one of the tales narrated by Scheherazade in the One Thousand and One Nights. In this tale, a fisherman discovers a heavy locked chest along the Tigris river and he sells it to the Abbasid Cliph, Harun-al Rashid, who then has the chest broken open only to find inside it the dead body of a young woman who was cut into pieces.

"The Three Apples" served as an inspiration for Hugo von Hofmannsthal's The Golden Apple (Der Goldene Apfel) (1897). It has also been noted that the flashback narrated by the young man in "The Three Apples" resembles the later story of Shakespeare's Othello (1603), which was itself based on "Un Capitano Moro", a tale from Giovanni Battista Giraldi's Gli Hecatommithi (1565).


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Sunday, April 10, 2011

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 4/8/11

CONGRATS TO THE "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Lost Souls-Bad Turmoil-Crazy Shit (Eleanor K, NJ)

Read It-Learn It-Vibe It (Samantha O, MD)

No Money-More Bills-It Sucks (Brian Y, OH)

*Lost Love-Lost Soul-Sad Love (Literary Diva BTR)

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Crime Fiction-is the genre of fiction that deals with crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as science fiction or historical fiction, but boundaries can be, and indeed are, blurred. It has several sub-genres, including detective fiction (such as the whodunnit), legal thriller, courtroom drama and hard-boiled fiction.


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Friday, April 8, 2011

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Wild Swans-is an autobiographical family history by Chinese writer Jung Chang. First published in 1991, Wild Swans contains a biography of the three female generations of Chang's family: her grandmother, her mother and finally her own autobiography. The book won two awards: the 1992 NCR Book Award and the 1993 British Book of the Year. The book has been translated into 30 languages and sold over 10 million copies.



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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tina Fey’s memoir ‘Bossypants’ released!















(The Daily Caller) 30 Rock star Tina Fey’s book Bossypants, a reflection on her comedy career, hits bookshelves on Tuesday.

According to NPR, the memoir includes Fey’s stories from The Second City comedy theater in Chicago, Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock. The SNL veteran, film actress, and Emmy-winner surely has lots of Hollywood memories to share with readers. In addition to scoring the Mark Twain Prize for American humor, Fey has penned screenplays, appeared in blockbuster hits like Mean Girls and Baby Mama, created 30 Rock, and been named Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Decade. During the 2008 presidential election cycle, Fey portrayed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, wowing audience members everywhere with her resemblance to the Alaskan governor.

Janeane Garofalo of NPR said Fey was unfairly treated for this impersonation, stating, “Another area of interest to me was Tina’s discussion of what happened when she impersonated Sarah Palin on SNL and became a target of ill-founded wrath. Regrettably, it’s always been easy to marshal cultural hostility toward women. Especially in politics, where double standards and misogyny tend to dominate the conversation… It is something that, as Fey rightly points out, has never happened to Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, or many other men who do political satire.”

The cover shows Fey with hirsute, manly arms, seeming to imply that the actress had to channel her masculine side to be taken seriously in comedy. As Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times put it, “There’s Fey on the cover looking fabulous but not owning it (her airbrushed face is framed by two large and hairy male arms), and the back is filled with fake and self-deprecating quotes regarding her appearance and talent. Pay them no mind; inside lies a collection of autobiographical essays that should (but of course won’t) prove once and for all that pretty is nowhere near as important as funny, and funny doesn’t work without that rare balance of truth and heart.”

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Epic Cycle-was a collection of Ancient Greek epic poems that related the story of the Trojan War, which includes the Cypria, the Aethiopis, the Iliupersis, the Nosti, and the Telegony. Scholars sometimes include the two Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, among the poems of the Epic Cycle, but the term is more often used to specify the non-Homeric poems as distinct from the Homeric ones.


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

"SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS! 4/1/11

CONGRATS TO OUR "SIX WORD STORY" WEEKLY CHALLENGE WINNERS!

Love All-See All-Be All (Francine B, NJ)

Chances Are-He Knows-I'm Scared (Cindy J, OH)

I Hate-No Good-Cheating Men (Carolyn U, TX)

*Take It-Make It-Take Life (Literary Diva BTR)*

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Third-person omniscient- narrative-is a narrative mode in which the reader is presented the story by a narrator with an overarching, godlike perspective, seeing and knowing everything that happens within the world of the story, regardless of the presence of certain characters, including everything all of the characters are thinking and feeling. "Third-person omniscient" should not be confused with "third person limited" or "third person intimate" in which the narration is restricted to relating the thoughts, feelings and knowledge of a "point of view character."


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Friday, April 1, 2011

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Hayy ibn Yaqdhan- is"The Self-Taught Philosopher": The Improvement of Human Reason: Exhibited in the Life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan) was the first Arabic novel and the first philosophical novel, written by Ibn Tufail (also known as Aben Tofail or or Ebn Tophail), a Moorish philosopher and physician, in early 12th century islamic Spain.

Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan had a significant influence on Arabic literature, Persian literature, and European literature after it was translated in 1671 into Latin and then into several other European languages. The work also had a "profound influence" on both classical Islamic philosophy and modern Western philosophy,[6] and became "one of the most important books that heralded the Scientific Revolution" and European Enlightenment. The novel is also considered a precursor to the European bildungsroman genre.


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