The science fiction author Cixin Liu is best known for his mind-bending trilogy The Three Body Problem.
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Was Francis Grose's Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue the font of all popular culture studies?
When Parley's Illuminated Library published a pirated version of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens decided he had had enough.
Celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday with a selection of her poems.
A trial in the court of public opinion.
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The literary critic Walter Benn Michaels challenges the prevailing trends of postmodernist theory.
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