|I am looking for library good practices in area of providing adult fiction reviews outside of Slovenia. So I am writing to ask you for some more information…
||We have a major project in this area, which was started a few years ago and which has already gained an audience among readers. It is a site called Kirjasampo, http://www.kirjasampo.fi . It is produced by public libraries. Kirjasampo includes information about fiction authors and their books, recencions on literature, new and older, and also advice how to find the books you are interested in at our public libraries. It is also possible for readers to write own reading recommendations in Kirjasampo. The books have been described with keywords and thus it it possible to search books about special themes and topics. Kirjasampo gathers also finnish literature blogs, http://www.kirjasampo.fi/fi/kirjablogit/uusimmat .
Unfortunately the site…
|What is the reason for learning classic literature today?
||There is no simple way to explain why one should read classical literature. Indeed, the knowledge of classical literature is useful in more ways than one. Here are a couple of points worth pondering.
First of all, we have to make a distinction between classical literature and the so called classics, the former pertaining to ancient Greek and Roman literature in all its forms and later literature such as, for example, 18th and 19th century world literature.
Let us assume that the question concerns European heritage. So in the following, we refer with classical literature refers mainly to the great masterpieces of the Greek and Roman civilizations. However, we have to remember that both Greeks and Romans owed much to the preceding Egyptian…
|Which countries have the biggest number of Nobel Prize winners in literature fields.
||The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to 105 persons between 1901-2008. The countries who have most Nobel Prize in Literature laureates are:
1. France (13)
2. United States (12)
3. United Kingdom (9)
4. Germany (8)
5. Italy (6)
7. Poland (5)
9. Ireland (4)
South Africa (2)
21 countries have one Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
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