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Chekhov’s gun is canon law for the dramatic principle of foreshadowing. It goes a little like this: If a loaded gun is mentioned in the opening of a story, before the story is over, the gun must be used. Otherwise, it should be omitted.
With the proliferation of e-readers and digital textbooks, the way we view books is changing.
Today, another type of book will appear on Baylor’s campus. Community members will have the opportunity to view a set of artist’s books crafted by a traveling husband-and-wife team.
There were few empty seats in the audience of Jones Concert Hall Monday night as Nobel laureate, Seamus Heaney read a compilation of his poetry including an exerpt from Beowulf. Heaney’s poetry reading was part of the 19th annual Beall Poetry Festival.
“It is my great honor to be at Baylor University, where there is such great respect and sponsorship for poetry,” Heaney said.
The study of Robert E. Browning, English poet and playwright, just got a little more contemporary.
Melinda Creech, a graduate assistant at the Armstrong Browning Library, has uncovered a connection in the library’s online digital archives between Browning and Highclere Castle, the set of the hit PBS show “Downton Abbey” — a British period drama which focuses on the fictional, aristocratic Crawley family in the early 20th century.
Before the start of the third season of Downton Abbey on Jan. 6, PBS aired a historical piece on the show, called “Secrets of Highclere Castle.” Creech, like many “Downton Abbey” fans, watched the piece to learn about the real history behind the show.
There are author success stories. There’s winning the lottery. And then there’s Chad Harbach.
With a line-up of comedians including Bob Saget, Judd Apatow, Patton Oswalt and Lisa Lampanelli writing for the book “Care to Make Love in That Gross Little Space Between Cars?,” you would think that it would have to be funny.The problem is, while the book is indeed funny in parts, it’s uneven at best. It certainly doesn’t live up to the high expectations that its list of contributors would help to engender.
It may be impossible for an author to achieve more acclaim than Toni Morrison, now 81, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993. Her work is “characterized by visionary force and poetic import,” the Nobel Committee wrote, and we’ll get more of it May 8, when her 10th novel is published. “Home” is the story of an angry African-American veteran of the Korean War who returns unhappily to the Georgia community where he was raised.
Trying to document the history of the world’s largest religion would be a difficult task for anyone, but Baylor Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences Dr. Rodney Stark decided to fit in all in a book around 500 pages long without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
New album, new books, new performers
Pittsburgh, Pa. native Jennifer Luitweiler is a woman that’s always on the go. However, she still found time to write her first book, “Run With Me: An Accidental Runner and the Power of the Poo.”