The Malta Independent 21 September 2017, Thursday

Books

Scholar traces origins of Midwest 'flyover country' derision

Friday, 4 August 2017, 15:30 Last update: about 3 months ago

The name of President Donald Trump appears only once in professor Jon Lauck's new book about perceptions of the Midwest as "flyover country," and then only in a footnote involving polling in...

Queen guitarist Brian May to release 3-D book about the band

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 15:29 Last update: about 3 months ago

May announced Wednesday that he will publish the coffee table book under his own imprint in August. It includes more than 300 photos and a 3-D viewer May designed. May is a lifelong enthusiast of...

'Dandy Lion' rejects young black male stereotypes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 15:28 Last update: about 3 months ago

Seven years ago, Shantrelle P. Lewis was consumed by the negative images of young, black men being depicted in media as aggressive and dangerous. Most looked nothing like the black men she knew:...

Atkins delivers engrossing thriller 'The Fallen'

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 15:28 Last update: about 3 months ago

Ace Atkins' novels about Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger turned sheriff, takes place in Mississippi's rural Tibbehah County, where the largest town is the small Jericho. But Edgar finalist Atkins...

A revealing look at a beloved, mysterious writer

Monday, 31 July 2017, 15:26 Last update: about 3 months ago

Nelle Harper Lee wrote a novel published in the early 1960s. Her next novel was published more than 50 years later. She had no use for email, Facebook and Twitter (which she considered as ways of...

Irrepressible under huge stress

Monday, 31 July 2017, 15:09 Last update: about 3 months ago Noel Grima

This is a translation by Jean Paul Borg of the book Sharon and My Mother-in-Law which won the Viareggio Prize in Italy and was translated in 20 languages. Mr Borg says he met the author at the...

Judging a book by its cover

Monday, 31 July 2017, 15:08 Last update: about 3 months ago

Although we are taught not to judge a book by its cover, sometimes we do exactly that at the Notarial Archives. While the content of a volume remains especially important to researchers, the beauty of...

The book that came back from death

Monday, 24 July 2017, 13:03 Last update: about 3 months ago Noel Grima

Noel Grima   This book has a fascinating background. Its author, the well-known author of such novels as Il-Gagga, Samuraj, etc, as well as books about history such as about...

Jarmuk from Yarmouk

Monday, 24 July 2017, 13:02 Last update: about 3 months ago

"Solitude is a kind of freedom," writes Umberto Eco. Sometimes, it is a freedom that relieves and purifies as, within the walls of solitude, the individual can withdraw from the negativity of the...

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