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Here are the top ten articles for the Literary Fiction Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. December Author Birthdays
Is your birthday in December? Scroll down list to find out who shares your birth date.
2. Yellow Woman in Silko's Storyteller
The role of mythological figure Yellow Woman in two stories from Leslie Marmon Silko's book Storyteller
3. I Stand Here Ironing - A Review
Ever read Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing? It's a short story about a woman who narrates the history and current state of relationship with her daughter Emily. Read my review on this strangely compelling, short read.
4. Historical Literary Movements
When reading literary works, it's often helpful to understand the historic context and events that were occuring at the time. Here is a brief list of historical literary movements and the famous authors that were writing at the time.
5. Book Review - Leave of Absence
Tanya J. Peterson's Leave of Absence is a story about two people who suffer immensely from mental issues, but through each other's friendship they are able to face thier fears and slowly accept the hope of a new beginning. Check out the full review of this new read!
6. Gothic Literature - Conception and Elements
What's your take on the Gothic genre? Do you think Gothic literature has evolved much from the time it was conceived in the mid-1700s to the present day? Here are a few insights on its 'evolvement' and on some Gothic authors of today!
7. Literature and the History of Apartheid
Some of us may or may not be familiar with the term 'apartheid', its meaning, significance and history. This article gives a little insight and history about apartheid and its mark in the literary world.
8. Pride and Prejudice Review
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a popular 19th century author whose works became more popular after her death. Besides Pride & Prejudice her other major works include Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.
9. Karen Fisher - Author Interview
A Sudden Country, Karen Fisher´s first book, was recently a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2005 it was the Mountains and Plains Bookseller´s Association choice for Best Fiction. What a wonderful way to start off a publishing career.
10. Women Literary Writers - Early to Late 1900s
Which major female literary influences of the early 20th century come to mind right off? Here are some of the most influential women writers of 'our' days that have contributed tremendously (and still are)to writing and literature with their gifts of words and inspiring themes!
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