Top 12 Jobs in Literature: Characters with the Most Memorable Careers

Top 12 Jobs in Literature: Characters with the Most Memorable Careers

Some of the most compelling characters in literature also have the most interesting careers. Their working lives drive them and their stories. You’ll find plenty of firefighters in novels, but there’s no one quite like Guy Montag, the fireman in Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451.”  Montag’s job is at the top of my list of memorable jobs in fiction. 

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Are You a Literary Snob? 6 Signs to Watch For

Are You a Literary Snob? 6 Signs to Watch For

Is reading literature a form of snobbery? Literature has always been associated with the upper class because traditionally only rich people have access to it. They are also more likely to have the education necessary to appreciate literature. But in this day and age of global communication, when you don’t have to be able to read or understand a single word of French to appreciate Proust, is it still snobbish to read “Remembrance of Things Past?”

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Top 10 Places in Literature that Will Trigger Your Wanderlust

Top 10 Places in Literature that Will Trigger Your Wanderlust

One of the reasons I read novels is to escape to another place. Good books transport me to cities and countries I can only dream of visiting. Even when a story is sad or downright depressing, a memorable depiction of a locale can still trigger my wanderlust. And when I do get a chance to see some of those places, I feel twice as lucky.

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Mark Your Calendar for Folsom Author Event

Mark Your Calendar for Folsom Author Event

The Folsom Public Library will host Cindy Fazzi’s presentation titled “Douglas MacArthur: Public Figure, Private Affair,” a part of its Author Series, on March 2, 2019, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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