Anthony Burgess’ Lost Introduction to Joyce’s Dubliners Now Online

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Quick note: Written in 1986 as the introduction to a Dolmen Press edition of James Joyce’s Dubliners, but never used, this essay by Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange, was found among the papers he left behind. And it now appears in The Irish Times for the first time. You can read it online here.


Introducing Ergo, the New Open Philosophy Journal

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The new open philosophy journal, Ergo, was “created in response to a need for general philosophy journals that are efficient, open access, inclusive, and transparent.” Traditional philosophy journals move slowly, taking somewhere between 5 and 9 months to tell scholars whether their submissions will be accepted or not.


Free NASA eBook Theorizes How We Will Communicate with Aliens

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During the past few years, NASA has released a series of free ebooks, including NASA Earth As Art and various interactive texts focusing on the Webb and Hubble space telescopes. Last week, they added a new, curious book to the collection, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication. Edited by Douglas A.


700 Free eBooks: Fiction, Poetry & Non-Fiction for Kindle, iPad & Other Devices

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If you’re looking for a free read today, let us turn your attention to our collection, 700 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Arendt, Asimov, Austen, Balzac, Baudelaire, Bradbury, Bukowski, Calvino, Chekhov, Clarke (as in Arthur C.), Dante, Dick (as in Philip K.


15 Free eBooks on New Media Studies & the Digital Humanities

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Worth noting: digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press dedicated to publishing books on new media studies and digital humanities. Committed to openness, the imprint typically releases its titles under a Creative Commons (CC) license that lets you read the works online for free.


Oxford University Press Gives You Free Access to Books, Dictionaries & More During National Library Week

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It’s National Library Week, and to celebrate Oxford University Press is making many of its online resources free for users in the U.S. and Canada this week. Access will be open until the end of Saturday, the 19th.


Free Online: Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Last week, we revisited Johnny Depp’s reading of the famous “wave speech” from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Wouldn’t you know it, a week later, we’ve discovered that you can read the entire text of the original novel, online, for free.


George R.R. Martin Releases a Free Chapter From The Winds of Winter: Read It Online

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In recent days, George R.R. Martin published a blog post that begins, “Hiya kids, hiya hiya hiya. With season 4 of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES almost upon us, I thought the time was ripe for me to give my readers another taste of WINDS OF WINTER.” The new chapter, he tells us, “is actually an old chapter.


Read All of Shakespeare’s Plays Free Online, Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

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Just a few short years ago, the world of digital scholarly texts was in its primordial stages, and it is still the case that most online editions are simply basic HTML or scanned images from more or less arbitrarily chosen print editions.


Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

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danah boyd (she doesn’t capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives.


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