Posts Tagged ‘literature’

MSU staff reads banned books as part of ‘Read Out’ event

STARKVILLE — In protest of censorship, Mississippi State University Libraries leaders organized a “Read-Out” for faculty and staff to share sections of historically suppressed books. As part of MSU’s recognition of Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, eight university representatives selected and read from often-banned books, six of which are generally considered children’s books. The Read-Out […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: A fascinating look at historical characters

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, literature, Mississippi

Sigmund Freud,  an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, is one of the most famous names in medicine. His break through research led to major changes in the treatment of psychiatry. Not a lot of information is documented about his relationship with Minna Bernays, his wife’s sister, thought to have […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Lives of blind French girl and Nazi Youth converge in occupied France

by Published: May 9,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

It’s fairly certain All the Light We Cannot See is going to be on the 2014 list of favorite books for a lot of us. It has many of the elements I enjoy in a novel — a World War II background with a specific setting in occupied France; a heart-tugging story; and human emotions […] [...]

Mississippian Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction with ‘The Goldfinch’

by Published: April 14,2014

Tags: books, Business, Greenwood, Grenada, literature, Mississippi

With the announcement this week of Donna Tartt capturing the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, another star is added to Mississippi’s literary crown. She won for the epic The Goldfinch, a 758-page novel that has been among the most popular and celebrated novels of 2013. This book, Tartt’s third, has also been nominated for a National […] [...]

University Press of Mississippi forms new partnership

JACKSON — The University Press of Mississippi has established a new partnership with University Press Online Scholarship. Mississippi Scholarship Online brings together the best of University Press of Mississippi’s scholarly publishing and ensures that scholars around the globe have yet another path to discover UPM titles. Launched in March, Mississippi Scholarship Online (MSSO) makes almost 200 key […] [...]

BOOK BIZ: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival perfect for bookworms

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

It was a perfect day — good weather, good food, good company and literary seminars. I joined my daughter, LouAnn, for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival last Friday. With the pleasant temperature it was an easy walk from her house to a restaurant on Dumaine Street for lunch. Then on to the Hotel Monteleone […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Revisiting the story of the traders who were too smart for their own good

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

By LouAnn Lofton Twenty years ago, a hedge fund in the high-class, big-money New York City suburb of Greenwich, Conn., opened for business. This, in and of itself, was not unusual. Greenwich had been home, and continues to be home, to Wall Street’s elite power brokers. What made this particular fund, Long-Term Capital Management, stand […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Jeeves and Bertie spring back to life with humor in tact

by Published: January 31,2014

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

Fans of Wodehouse’s bumbling Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves will relish this homage to the author and these comic English characters. Although Wodehouse died in 1975, Faulks has brought Bertie and Jeeves back to life in a romping good imitation. Wodehouse purists may grumble and grouse that the new book sullies the memory […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — This fictionalized account of the Iraq War is unforgettable

by Published: November 22,2013

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi, Warren Buffett

Nominated for the National Book Award and written by Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds is a work of fiction that shares its lineage with books like Slaughterhouse Five and The Things They Carried. Just as Kurt Vonnegut served in Dresden during WWII and Tim O’Brien served in Vietnam, Powers served in Iraq. […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Someone is out to get this Southern Marilyn look-alike

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: books, Business, literature, Mississippi

We all know eccentric Southern characters. They live in our towns; they may even be related to us. And certainly they populate our Southern literature. When asked why Southern writers so often used these types of characters in books, Carson McCullers replied that it’s because we can still recognize them. Well, Calista McQueen, the heroine […] [...]

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