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5 Most Controversial Books

1. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie Not only did two American bookshops refuse to sell the book due to death threats, but ...

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This week in literature

On this week in 1957, Albert Camus was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature “for his important literary production, which with ...

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Review: David Nicholls' 'Starter for Ten'

With the largest student population in Europe, Manchester welcomes an influx of first years every September. Most are a mixture of nerves ...

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5 Most Controversial Books

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This week in literature

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Review: David Nicholls' 'Starter for Ten'

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Review: David Nicholls’ ‘Starter for Ten’

Sophie Soar reviews the witty novel ‘Starter for Ten’ by the bestselling author David Nicholls and tells you just why she’s glad that protagonist Brian Jackson isn’t her flatmate

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5 Most Controversial Books

Following the official banned books week, Alister Pearson chooses his top five most controversial books ever

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This week in literature

Alister Pearson returns to 1957 when legendary absurdist Albert Camus won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature

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Azar Nafisi’s The Republic of Imagination: A Case for Fiction

Nafisi “invites us to join her as citizens of her ‘Republic of Imagination,’ a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.”

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Top 5 Novels on mental health

As it is Mental Health Awareness Week, Books Editor Leonie Dunn picks the top 5 most iconic novels that focus and reflect on mental health

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My Literary Hero: Hubert Selby Jr

Alister Pearson tells you why Hubert Selby is his literary hero after reading Last Exit to Brooklyn

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The Kindle: to buy or, not to buy?

Books Editor Alister Pearson provides a response to Leonie Dunn in favour of the Kindle

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A Biography of James Joyce

Harry Daniels considers the epic life and works of the literary hero that is James Joyce.

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Sigmund Freud’s Life and Influence

“Probably no theory evolved by man is as absurd as Sigmund Freud’s theory of penis envy.” –Esther Vilar in ‘The Manipulated Man’.

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The Book vs. the Kindle

With the ever looming start of term approaching fast how are you going to be catching up on your reading?

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Review: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.”

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Opinion: Is Ghostwriting a Problem?

After discovering that “My Booky Wook” was written by someone other than Russell Brand, Alister Pearson asks whether ghostwriting is a bad thing or not.