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Charles Dickens’ desk to go on permanent display at museum

Charles Dickens’ desk to go on permanent display at museum

They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines - and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.

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Spain finds remains of 'Don Quixote' writer Cervantes

Spain finds remains of 'Don Quixote' writer Cervantes

Spain on March 17 unearthed the apparent remains of literary giant and father of the modern novel Miguel de Cervantes, found in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

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2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies: publisher

2011 Nobel literature laureate Tomas Transtroemer dies: publisher

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 83, his publishing house Bonniers said on March 27.

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Beloved British author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

Beloved British author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

British author Terry Pratchett, whose science-fantasy Discworld novels are some of the best-selling works in English fiction around the world, died on Thursday aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Comment(s)3/13/2015

Turkey, Armenia and beyond

Turkey, Armenia and beyond

FOLDED CORNER: ‘There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond’ by Meline Toumani (Metropolitan Books, 286 pages, $28)

Comment(s)3/26/2015

Chronicles of the Iraqi nightmare

Chronicles of the Iraqi nightmare

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Corpse Washer’ by Sinan Antoon (Yale University Press, 200 pages, $13)

Comment(s)3/12/2015

The fall of the Ottomans

The fall of the Ottomans

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920’ by Eugene Rogan (Allen Lane, 512 pages, £25)

Comment(s)3/19/2015

The rise of political Islam in Turkey

The rise of political Islam in Turkey

FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Rise of Political Islam in Turkey: Urban Poverty, Grassroots Activism and Islamic Fundamentalism’ by Kayhan Delibaş (I.B. Tauris, 344 pages, £68)

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