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Alice Munro’s distinguished literary career has just been recognized with this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. Readers who like the short story format are almost certainly familiar with that name, as Munro has long been considered one...
Admiral Richard Byrd writes about solitude in his 1938 memoir ALONE. I read a battered copy of ALONE a few summers ago when I was hauling around a heavy pack and tools, doing wilderness trail work. Reading that book made my hardships seem trivial....
The United States is such a big player on the world stage that sometimes other countries are grateful for a space where Americans cannot intrude. This may be especially true on the cultural stage. So it was huge news in the book world when the Man...
Thanks to the folks at the Adirondack Center for Writing we now have a map that shows the locations of Adirondack references in important literary works. It’s fun. From the ACW website: If you live in the Adirondacks or are planning a...
Some backpackers don’t bring books with them on the trail, preferring to completely immerse themselves in the experience of being in the wild. I imagine these purists saying to me, “Why do you need to read escapist sci-fi when...
News stories tagged with "literature"
by Connie Meng
Jan 12, 2004 — A full-length production of Shakespeare's Hamlet runs at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through January 27. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review. Go to full article
Dec 30, 2003 — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, the oldest winter festival in the eastern U.S., celebrates its 107th anniversary when it returns the week of February 6th. The theme for 2004 is "Carnival Time". Author Deborah Blumenthal has written a children's book that focuses on the seasonal tradition in Saranac Lake. Ice Palace celebrates winter, art and community. It's the story of a giant ice castle created out of the frozen landscape from the point of view of a young girl. A work crew that includes people from the village and men from a nearby prison cuts and transports huge blocks of ice and builds them into the ice palace. Deborah Blumenthal, who grew up in New York City, now lives in Texas. But for years she and her family vacationed in the Adirondacks. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Dec 10, 2003 — Mystery writer Julia Spencer-Fleming is out with a new novel set in the southern Adirondacks. A Fountain Filled with Blood is the second in her Reverend Clare Ferguson mystery series. Two gay men are brutally attacked, PCB's are discovered in a local playground and there's a brutal murder in rural Millers Kill, New York. It's up to Clare, an Episcopal priest, and the local police chief to investigate the crimes. Spencer-Fleming grew up in the Adirondacks and now lives in Maine. She tells Todd Moe that her latest book unveils a darker side to small town life. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2003 — Are you drinking that third cup of coffee in the morning because you want to savor the taste, or because the caffeine is a way to make you a more productive member of the work force? Readers and Writers co-host Chris Robinson talks with Dan Bradburd, an anthropologist at Clarkson University who gives us a surprising answer. Bradburd is the co-editor of the new book, Drugs, Labor and Colonial Expansion. Go to full article
Nov 06, 2003 — In our call-in on contemporary literature, hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson explore nonfiction by regional authors with help from Christopher Shaw, author of Sacred Monkey River: A Canoe Trip with the Gods; Thurston Clarke, author of Pearl Harbor Ghosts: The Legacy of December 7, 1941;and Phil Harnden, author of Journeys of Simplicity: From the Lives of Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard and others and with help from NCPR listeners. Go to full article
Oct 09, 2003 — The second hour of the tenth season opener of this call-in on contemporary literature. Go to full article
Oct 09, 2003 — In its tenth season opener, this call-in on contemporary literature looks at the literature of the area. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined in the studio by poet/teacher Maurice Kenny and writer/editor Neal Burdick. Joining the discussion by phone are our listeners, as well as Adirondack Life magazine editor Betsy Folwell and essayist Bill McKibben. Go to full article
Sep 30, 2003 — For the past 8 years, a group of Big Moose Lake residents, year-round and summer visitors, has been researching and collecting stories about the early years of life on Big Moose. They've put together a book, to be published next spring, titled Big Moose Lake in the Adirondacks: The Lake, the Land and People. Todd Moe visited a Big Moose Lake summer camp recently and met with some of the residents working on the book. Go to full article
by Book Review
Sep 23, 2003 — Neal Burdick reviews Phil Harnden's new book, Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard & Others, a book about traveling, not just physically but spiritually as well. Go to full article
by NCPR Online
Aug 21, 2003 — Poet laureate Billy Collins came to the Thousand Islands to read his poetry, take audience questions, and sign books in the century-old Clayton Opera House. About 200 people gathered in the bunting-decked hall to attend the reading, presented here in full, exclusively from NCPR Online. Go to full article