Jan 30, 2012 @ 4:00:00 am
Russian president and man of letters, Vladimir Putin.
In a rambling essay published in Russia Free Newspaper, Russian President Vladimir Putin offers a solution for edifying “the dominance of Russian culture” once and for all: an official literary canon. “Let us take a survey of our most influential cultural figures," suggests Putin, "and |Each self-respecting student was required to read 100 books from a specially compiled list of the greatest books of the Western world.|compile a 100-book canon| that every Russian school leaver will be required to read."
What will happen when physical Barnes & Noble bookstores and their hard-copy products vanish in favor of e-books, and the chain becomes “little more than a cafe and a digital connection point?”
London’s City University now offers the world’s first master’s degree in crime writing.
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