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  • Global News Blog France celebrates historic sweep of Oscars (+video)

    'The Artist' won five Oscars last night, including the first Best Picture and Best Actor awards for France. 'Hugo' also won five awards.

  • Stephen King's 10 favorite books

    Stephen King, author of 'Carrie' and 'The Shining,' reveals what he likes to read. 

  • Mark Twain: 10 reasons we love him

    Mark Twain: 10 reasons we love him

    It's the 176th birthday of one of the most iconic of figures in US history. In honor of the day that Samuel Clemens was born, here are 10 reasons why we love the great American author known as Mark Twain.

  • Why Mark Twain would be booted from Facebook

    Horizons Why Mark Twain would be booted from Facebook

    A Google doodle gave Mark Twain a warm birthday salute on Wednesday. But Facebook would have given Mark Twain a hard time. It's company policy, Mr. Clemens.

  • Mark Twain quotes: 10 favorites on his birthday

    Mark Twain quotes: 10 favorites on his birthday

    William Faulkner called him “…the first truly American writer.” Ernest Hemingway declared that all American writing comes from “Huckleberry Finn,” and “there has been nothing as good since." And Norman Mailer said “Huck Finn” stands up “page for page” to the “best modern American novels.” Wednesday marks the 176th anniversary of the birth of the matchless Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. His genius lay in his distinctive ability to convey profound wisdom and profane wit in the same breath. Here, in tribute to the man Faulkner called the “father of American literature,” are 10 quotes from Mark Twain.

  • Reader recommendation: The Paris Wife

    Reader recommendation: The Paris Wife

    Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

  • Hemingway's Boat

    Hemingway's Boat

    From global acclaim to suicide: Paul Hendrickson examines the three final decades of Ernest Hemingway.

  • Still no great 9/11 novel?

    Chapter & Verse Still no great 9/11 novel?

    Not yet, says our critic. But while we wait for the standout still to come, here are a few near misses.

  • Fall books: 12 fiction titles you don't want to miss

    Fall books: 12 fiction titles you don't want to miss

    From Ireland to India, and from the year AD 73 to the possible end of the world, here are 12 of the most enticing of the fall 2011 fiction titles.

  • The Missing of the Somme

    The Missing of the Somme

    British novelist and journalist Geoff Dyer struggles to find something new to say about World War I.