Gliding Over the World of Literature

Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 71

The past a true gold mine of captivating and mysterious works of literature that have managed to outlive not only their authors, but entire civilizations in some cases. In the 71st issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature we are going to be diving deep into the ancient past, checking out the ten oldest surviving works of writing, followed by a theory as to what the oldest book in world history might be, and capped off by a rather curious deciphering of an ancient Egyptian handbook of spells.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 70

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 70 will start off by looking into new findings suggesting Jesus was actually married and had children, after which a quick glance will be directed towards Alexandre Dumas' former residence, and finish it all off with five places you can get your literary inspiration from, as did many famous British authors back in their days.


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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 69

liding Over the World of Literature Issue 69 will open with the CODEX 2015 book fair which focuses on handmade books, after which we will delve into the bizarre by looking at ten of the weirdest books ever written on this planet, and capping things off with a look at some works of writing which run 180 degrees contrary to the image we have come to form of certain writers.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 68

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 68 will kick off with what is perhaps the greatest discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls consisting of seventy metal books recently discovered in a cave in Jordan, followed by a list of seven wondrous cities which inspired some of the greatest literary titans, ending with a look at a rather peculiar fusion of book and public space.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 67

The 67th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will open with a look into what separates the Book of Mormon from various other works of literature of its own time, followed by a quick look into what makes the hardback format so sacred, and capping things off with a chilling and relaxing exploration of the ten most sensational winters to be found in literature.


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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 66

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 66 will open with a look into ten book series that will send you on literary binges, followed by a reminiscence of Alice in Wonderland in honor of its upcoming 150th anniversary, and conclude with a deeper examination of the various complex politics which can be found beneath Tolkien's Middle Earth mythologies.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 65

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 65 will begin by looking at an older poem by Audre Lorde that struck many hearts with the recent happenings in Ferguson, then pay a tribute to PD James who recently met her end at the age of 94, and cap things off on a much lighter note by taking a look at a list of ten of the more interesting words that were actually invented by authors.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 64

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 64 will start with a look at a recent London exhibition revolving around the legendary Sherlock Holmes. Following that we are going to look into an inspiring story about a man's journey from the start to the end of a novel, and then cap things off with an exploration of the stranger writing habits of the greatest authors known to us.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 63

The 63th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will, on this Halloween day, open on its outskirts by checking out a few rather mind-blowing science and medicine books, exploring the fringes of those domains. Following that we will have a look at five of the most terrifying monsters found in literature, and conclude in the same spirit by considering the idea of bringing H.P. Lovecraft to the big screen for some truly unimaginable horror.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 62

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 62 will open up with a glance at a recently-discovered photo of Oscar Wilde from the family album, going up for auction soon. Following that we will commemorate and delve into a remarkable milestone in comic books: Richard Mcguire's “Here”. Finally, we will end things by exploring the pressing matter of whether the news is replacing literature.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 61

The 61st issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin with an exploration of ten notable biographies of fictional characters intended to mimic real ones, followed by a dive into the concept of books negatively influencing people, and finish things off with a humorous and yet sadly-accurate list of four principal reasons as to why high school breeds hatred and disdain for reading in children.


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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 60

The 60th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin by delving into the many discoveries awaiting one at the Shanghai Book Fair, followed by an examination of the modern-day “Alexandre Dumas”, and finishing things off by checking out an experiment that demonstrates literary fiction's ability to help us understand others.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 59

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 59 will begin by looking at how women are treated unfairly when it comes to the Man Booker Award, followed by a mysterious poem which managed to make its way around the world seemingly of its own volition, and concluding with the most profound teachings given to us by the greatest utopia and dystopia novels out there.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 58

The 58th Issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin with an exploration of its use as the ultimate propaganda weapon, after which we will have a look at just how peculiarly works of literature can spread through a recent phenomenon involving James Patterson, and conclude with a reminiscence of the importance of The Symbolist Movement.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 57

The 57th Issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin with an honor to James Joyce and one of his better-known stories, Dubliners, published 100 years ago, followed by a semi-humorous look at Baldacci as a conspiracy theorist, and conclude with a list of four books which, tragically, were taken too literally and too far, leading to the most heinous crime of all: murder.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 56

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 56 will begin by taking a look at how far the Nantucket Book Festival has come since its inception, then following that will be an homage to Iain Banks by Ian Rankin, and the whole thing will be lightened up with a discussion as to why poetry is necessary in our lives.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 55

The 55th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will once again cover the topic of banned books and literary censorship, looking into some of the more controversial books in 2013, followed by a list of the top 10 most-challenged books by the American Library Association, and finishing things off with a look at a Dr. Seuss book which was surprisingly challenged for its “violence”.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 54

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 54 will begin by looking at an ancient Chinese books from which the binary codes used in computers were derived from, then check out how rocky Samuel Beckett's entrance into the writing world was, closing things off with a brief look at ten of the best literary cities in the world.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 53

Gliding Over the world of Literature Issue 53 will open with a look into an old and interesting Dickens letter being auctioned off, Justin Rowe’s participation in the British Academy Literature Week, and finish things off by looking at an inspiring story of how a bunch of students, a bookstore and a publisher fought a brave battle in the name of literature.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 52

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 52 will open on an interview with acclaimed Jhumpa Lahiri, then look into then rather strange (to say the least) books which became required readings somehow, and finish things off by checking out a quaint and interesting little Dutch town inspired by Lord of the Rings.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 51

The 51st Issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will open with a commemoration of the life of the recently-deceased Gabriel Garcia Marquez, followed by a look into five of the strangest books out there, and finishing with a recollection how the internationally-acclaimed In Cold Blood by Truman Capote came to be.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 50

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 50 will being with an examination of a recently-discovered scroll where Jesus’ wife is mentioned, followed by a look at this year’s Pulitzer prize winner for fiction, capping things off with a list of ten novels certainly more frightening than most movies out there.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 49

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 49 will first begin with a look at the Paris book fair and Argentina, after which we will explore the long-awaited and yet still surprising announcement of Wikipedia going into print, and cap things off by checking out some more rare book thieves out there.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 48

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 48 will begin with a look at a Samuel Beckett story that will be published over 80 years after being rejected, then we will check out the top literary cities in the U.S. and conclude by looking at a new and interesting initiative to help promote children’s love towards literature.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 47

The 47th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will being with an exploration of a new and expensive book from Murder Inc. about Jewish gangsters, followed by nine of the most spectacularly-failed marriages in literary history, and finishing things off with a look at five visual projects inspired by some classic works of writing.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 46

The 46th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin with a look at James Patterson’s charitable donation, followed by a soldier’s diary being brought to life in view of the centenary of the First World War, and finish things off with an insightful interview with Haruki Murakami.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 45

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 45 will center on the topic of banned books in honor of Banned Books Week, checking out how a celebration of the event is handled in Reno, Nevada, then looking at 10 books which still give censors a hard time, and finishing it off with the most surprising banned books in America.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 44

The forty-fourth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin with a comparison between Jane Austen and Emily Bronte to decide which should be crowned queen of literature, followed by an exploration of some rather interesting and doomed relationships in literature, and finishing things off with a list of twenty-one of the best last lines in books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 43

The 43rd edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin by checking out some criminally underexplored female characters in books, ponder as to whether or not “the news” is eating away at true literature, and conclude by taking a look at a rather interesting map of London, populated with all of its famous fictional characters.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 42

The 42nd issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature is centered on the theme of inspiration, as we look into books inspired by other books, books inspired by paintings, and great musical albums inspired by books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 41

The 41st issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin by a quick look at some famous London landmarks which inspired authors, how a cardinal decided to publish John Paul II’s personal notes against his last wishes, and trace back the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary to its rocky beginnings.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 40

The fortieth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin by looking into a lost and found work by Lope de Vega, followed by an in-depth exploration of Stephen King and his family business, and cap things off by analyzing a theory presented in a recently-published book according to which Hitler actually lived in South America until the age of 95.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 39

The thirty-ninth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will start off with a look into various hotels inspired by books, followed by buildings constructed in accordance with literary works, and finish things off by checking out some works of art based on Beat literature.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 38

The 38th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will focus on the subject of ancient manuscripts, starting with a look at the Voynich manuscript and why it has an actual message, followed by news relating to the purchase of a Gospel manuscript, finishing things off with a glimpse into some of the most ancient manuscripts known to man.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 37

The 37th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin by looking at how one can refer to literature in order to judge a country’s economic state, the recent burnings of ancient texts in Lebanon, and why ancient books may give us a reason to hold back our digitalization of everything written on paper.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 36

The thirty-sixth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will open up the new year by exploring the topic of book censorship in the United States through three articles discussing different aspects of the topic.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 35

The thirty-fifth edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will start off with an exploration of ten famous authors who also left their marks on this world as human beings, twelve stories revolving around book thievery, and thirty now-famous authors who, in their time, got harshly rejected on numerous occasions by publishers.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 34

The 34th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will open with a revelatory and detailed look into the life and death of Mark Twain, followed by an exploration of how modern technology allows us to get closer to the past, and we will finish things off by getting acquainted with Jerry Capeci, an author who holds a powerful fascination for organized crime and gangsters.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 33

The thirty-third edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will open with an exploration of Krakow, a city of literature, followed by an analysis of what literary prizes really are, and we will cap things off with an in-depth look at the people and literature which influenced the creation of the legendary James Bond.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 32

The thirty-second issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will start off by checking out what Oxford and the Vatican have in store for ancient books, thirteen rather unbelievable book titles, and the relevance of Poe’s works in the modern world.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 31

The thirty-first issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will explore the most expensive book in the U.S., a little-known yet widespread crime spree against rare books, and some tips and tricks from a genuine and successful rare book collector, Richard Davies.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 30

Gliding Over the World of Literature Issue 30 is going to start by exploring what could possibly be the first portrait of Jesus found in ancient cave books, writers who accidentally wrote masterpieces, and the ruling in regards to a collection of works by Franz Kafka.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 29

The twenty-ninth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look into Isaac Asimov as a Soviet spy, the best criminal novel ever written according to various critics, and fifteen revelations coming from J.D. Salinger’s new biography.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 28

The twenty-eighth edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will first explore the Scottish book of the year, then look into books whose authors you could probably never guess, and finish things off by seeing John Walsh explain and unravel Hemingway’s mysterious suicide.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 27

The twenty-seventh edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will explore a book which discusses social media under a peculiar angle, an attempt to write a comprehensive and illustrated biography of Normal Rockwell, and about the many books which were stolen from Palestinians by the Israeli government.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 26

The twenty-sixth edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look into a potential solution to a mystery surrounding Shakespeare’s writing, a few science fiction classics which flew below our radars, and how Arthur Conan Doyle went on a bloody voyage into frozen lands, after which he inspired some of his writings.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 25

The twenty-fifth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will touch on the subject of famous anachronisms, a list of the twenty most beautiful bookstores around the world, and a book to be published by a whistleblower on the ATF’s “Fast and Furious” firearms sting operation.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 24

The twenty-fourth edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look into the latest recipient of the Nobel Literature Prize, how reading fiction can improve our sense of empathy, and how reading the right books can give us insight into the people in our lives and what is happening in their heads.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 22

The 22nd issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will begin by exploring Jesus’ resurgence in literature as a character rather than a historical figure, a very questionable ban imposed on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man by North Carolina County, and five banned books that are more than deserving of your attention.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 20

The 20th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look at the resurgence of a forgotten Victorian lady sleuth, the ten best books to read in order to acquaint yourself with Indian history, and five works of literature through which you can explore the First World War in all of its depth.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 19

The 19th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look into the new winner of the PEN Center USA Prize, some hidden works of art inside old books, and a chance to see for yourself some of Scotland’s most ancient and treasured books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 18

The eighteenth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look into the posthumous publishing of new Salinger novels, the 10 best books ever written according to Time, as well as a friendly and very open exposition of a collection of countless rare books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 17

The Seventeenth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look into a peculiar case of book-related bullying, seven literary hoaxes in science-fiction people actually believed, and some new information which recently came to light about George Orwell through the discovery of old letters.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 16

Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 16 will have a look at the winners of the PEN 2013 awards, a a rare collection of first edition children’s books up for a silent auction, a new piece of evidence in the Shakespeare debate, and as a bonus, a look at some of the greatest works of art created from books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 15

The fifteenth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will provide an examination of the history behind five-line limerick poems, the best fictional libraries around the entire world, and Edinburgh’s highly-reputable International Book Festival.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 14

The fourteenth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will be looking into six self-published books that may make it big, England’s strangest and most secretive literary county, and professor Menachem Perry, the foremost expert on Israeli literature.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 13

The thirteenth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will provide readers with important insights into the life of Guy de Maupassant, the ten best modernist books in English according to Laura Frost from Publisher’s Weekly, and how the genre of “historical fiction” came to see the light of day.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 12

The twelfth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will start off by looking at books which changed people’s lives, the art of writing fiction according to renowned author Ernest Hemingway, and the discovery of a rare and early story by Joseph Heller which deals with racism in a rather grim way.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 11

This 11th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will once again touch on three subjects: a study of stolen and missing paintings, the Dickens and Dostoevsky hoax, as well as the important struggle between physical and virtual books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 10

The tenth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will explore the subjects of the most recognizable heroes and villains in literature (as seen by modern people), the process of the revival of American icons both in movies and literature, and the strangely-widespread use of orphans in countless books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 9

The 9th issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature takes a look at J.D. Salinger’s peculiar spiritual orientation, how the FBI developed a somewhat obsessive interest towards Carlos Fuentes, and the opening of a special museum dedicated to one of literature’s most recognizable characters, Sherlock Holmes.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 8

The eight issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will be focusing on a peculiar and rare display at the Rosenbach Museum, a Moroccan museum centered on the Little Prince, and an interesting look at how Stephen King is adapting to Reddit.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 7

The seventh issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will take a look at the most grandiose book-based architecture, James Joyce’s new undiscovered collection, and the underrated literary prowess of Odessa, Ukraine.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 6

The sixth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature looks into the resurrection of The Great Gatsby with the masses after the recent release of the major motion picture, Tolkien’s relationship to Ireland and his view on Celtic myths, and the 80th “anniversary” (for lack of a better word) of the 1933 book Autodafe in Nazi Germany.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 5

This fifth edition of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look at how books stolen from the Toronto library were returned, Kipling’s newly-discovered tendency to plagiarize, as well as the recent and surprising discovery of a new Torah scroll hidden in plain sight.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 4

The fourth issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will look at a legendary children’s book illustrator, Kate Greenway, the Horatio Colony Exhibit where many rare books can be seen, without forgetting a belated congratulation to James Bond on his 60th birthday.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 3

The Third Issue of Gliding Over the World of Literature will take a look at some of the most famous and majestic libraries in the world, twenty-one books written in this century you ought to give a chance, and a relatively surprising decision made by Stephen King in regards to his new book, Joyland.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 2

This week on Gliding Over the World of Literature we look at the most expensive book to be sold, a rare Toni Morrison exhibit, and the return of 1,400 stolen rare books.

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Gliding Over the World of Literature – Issue 1

There are many out there who do not really believe that the world of literature has anything worthy of news, but as you’re going to see, there are actually plenty events in relation to books and literature that are worthy of being talked about.

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