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Tag Archives | The New York Times

Nadine Gordimer: A Literary Icon Passes Away at 90

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Here at Exclusive Books, we were saddened to hear of the passing of a literary giant, one more precious for being one of our own, and recognised by the highest accolade the world has to offer for writers. Tributes have poured in from around the world, and her life has been celebrated by authors, readers […]

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Win a Signed Copy of Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

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Every teenage girl thinks she’s different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester’s front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and, hours later, stepped off it, the only passenger left alive. A hero. President Chase Williams […]

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Adrienne Rich passes away at 82

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I studied Adrienne Rich as part of my second year literature course at Rhodes, her work part of the contemporary American poetry module. Her poetry, beautifully described by The New York Times as “distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity”, was met with resistance by many students, male and female. She […]

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The Life and Death of Steve Jobs as told by Walter Isaacson

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When Steve Jobs passed away on the 5th of October this year, the world saw hundreds of thousands grieving for the great innovator, while detractors took the opportunity to revile him as a sweatshop-using┬ámegalomaniac. (I think the timing could have been better managed, regardless of the validity or not of such statements.) I admit that […]

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