July 30 2011 Literary Fiction Newsletter
I’m Lane, your new Literary Fiction editor, and I’m excited to provide you with new book reviews, recommended reads, profiles of authors and characters, musings on movie adaptations, and more in my weekly newsletter.
If you have just joined our BellaOnline readership, welcome – from one newbie to another! If you’re familiar with the site, you might have noticed it undergoing fairly extensive renovations. Please let me know if you’re trying to find an old article that might have been jostled in the shuffle.
One recent addition to the site that I’ll highlight here is the World Literature subject. You’ll find the link at the bottom of the subject list on the Literary Fiction home page. Authors of serious fiction come from all over the world and write in dozens of languages, so here is where you’ll read about books in translation and stories from diverse cultures. Look out for these articles in upcoming newsletters as well.
Here are the latest articles featured on the site:
15 Women Authors Who Have Improved Fiction
After Shakespeare, who doesn’t really count as a fiction writer, the most widely read author ever is Agatha Christie. Check out this list of other noteworthy writing women.
10 Summer Reading Classics
I’d compare a summer classic to a soufflé – light, but still a serious indulgence.
Review – Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Woolf's most acclaimed novel takes us on a journey of psychological depth in graceful, vibrant prose.
I hope you’ll enjoy them, and I welcome any feedback you might have. Send me a message anytime by clicking on my name at the top of any Literary Fiction page, which will take you to a page with a comment box. (My bio is also there, if you want to know more about me.)
To participate in free online discussions, please join our active community of readers and share your recommendations, ask and answer questions, and engage in friendly conversation on the Literary Fiction forum. The forum link can be found at the top of each page on the site.
If you have an idea for an article or a discussion topic, do post your thoughts in the forum or drop me a line. I look forward to talking books with you!
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Literary Fiction Editor, BellaOnline
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