February 11 2014 Literary Fiction Newsletter
Here's the latest article from the Literary Fiction site at BellaOnline.com.
Black Comedy in Literary Fiction
For some of us who may not know the meaning of the term 'Black comedy', we may pause when we see the phrase for the first time, wondering if the term was a racist comment, referring perhaps to a comedy show featuring black people or geared towards them. Read on to find out more at the link below:
WORD FOR THE WEEK (www.dictionary.reference.com)
>> apathy: [ap-uh-thee] Noun
MEANING: absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement; lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
SYNONYM: coolness; indifference
ANTONYM: ardor, fervor
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS FEB 9 – FEB 24
February 9 - J. M. Coetzee
February 9 - Alice Walker
February 16 - Richard Ford
February 18 - Toni Morrison
February 18 - Wallace Stegner
February 19 - Giorgos Seferis
February 21 - Ha Jin
February 21 - Anais Nin
February 22 - Morley Callaghan
February 24 - Wilhelm Grimm
EDITOR-RECOMMENDED RANDOM FUN ACTIVITY
Go for a concert this month. I know, it’s freezing cold for those of us that live in the cold side of the world. Which is the more reason why we should get out of our house and enjoy what we can of life, irrespective of the weather. Granted, this cold weather is definitely a social life killer (for me anyway); all we want to do is cozy up on our couches/beds and hibernate all weekend, and even all week if we could! But hey, let’s make that effort to make the best of the horrendous weather, and not let it diminish our life energy. So, search for an upcoming concert this month (or the next), book your ticket(s), take along a loved one, and have a fantastic time! Let’s do it. This week.
LIFE QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
-- Oscar Wilde
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Do enjoy the rest of your week!
Ije Kanu, Literary Fiction Editor
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