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Serialization’s place in literature’s past & present

The printing press was invented a little under 600 years ago, but the majority of people couldn’t read. The practice of printing written words evolved steadily until the 1830’s when paperback novels first appeared in Europe. Alongside those came a new way to present literature: serialization. Made possible by the existence and popularity of newspapers, serialization is the segmented release of a written work. Sections of a story were released and promptly devoured on a weekly (or monthly depending on the author) basis, some writers even had enough confidence to… Read more Serialization’s place in literature’s past & present

The relationship between rappers and celebrity authors

For starters, one exists today and the other doesn’t. There are authors who are celebrities- Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, George R. R. Martin to name a few – but their’s is the type of fame that runs rampant through some circles while completely missing others. Authors can still have significance. Zora Neale Hurston is a name that everyone should know if they don’t. Ernest Hemingway was never asked what it meant to be a man, or if he was, he wasn’t quoted on his answer, but the truth remains that his… Read more The relationship between rappers and celebrity authors