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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 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
by Todd Moe
Aug 01, 2003 — In the late 1890's Moses Cohen arrived in the west central Adirondacks with a peddler's pack, and in 1900 opened a hardware store in Old Forge at the foot of the Fulton Chain of Lakes. It's become a centerpiece in the village and is known as the Adirondacks' Most General Store. Today, Cohen's granddaughters, Linda and Sarah own the store. The Cohen sisters, along with Town of Webb Historian Peg Masters are the authors of a new book that pays tribute to the early pioneers and entrepreneurs of Old Forge. They combined their talents in history, local lore and museum administration, and poured through thousands of historic postcards to put together a pictoral history of the Old Forge lake region. Todd Moe caught up with the Cohens during a visit to Old Forge Hardware for a chat about the store and their new book. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2003 — In a special edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, the guest is Leanne Howe, author of Shell Shaker, a novel of Chocktaw women that ranges from the 18th to the 20th Century. SUNY Potsdam's Susan Stebbins joins Ellen Rocco as guest host. Go to full article
Apr 03, 2003 — The guest for our call-in on contemporary literature is Jane Hamilton. A leading fiction voice of the past decade, her work includes The Book of Ruth, A Map of the World, and more recently, Disobedience: A Novel. Sharing the hosting job with Ellen Rocco is St. Lawrence University teacher and author Natalia Singer. Go to full article
Mar 06, 2003 — In this edition of our call-in on contemporary literature, the guest is Alan Cheuse. In addition to being NPR's book reviewer, heard regularly on All Things Considered, Cheuse is a poet, essayist and fiction writer whose work includes The Grandmother's Club: A Novel, Listening to the Page (adventures in reading & writing), and The Light Possessed. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Dec 05, 2002 — The Adirondack Center for Writing is hosting a party and silent auction this Sunday at 2 pm at the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake. ACW Executive Director Nathalie Thill tells Todd Moe that the gathering is for writers and readers interested in being a part of the Adirondack literary scene. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2002 — Tonight's guest is Afro-Caribbean poet Afua Cooper, author of Utterances and Incantations: 12 Female Dub Poets From the Black Diaspora, and numerous other works of poetry and non-fiction. Chris Robinson and Eve Stoddard host. Go to full article
Nov 07, 2002 — This month's guest is Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Chidhood, described as a "seamless interweaving of personal memoir and natural history." Ellen Rocco and Mary Hussmann host. Go to full article