Jack King

Jack King

Novelist, author of: Agents of Change, WikiJustice, The Black Vault, and The Fifth Internationale.
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Liberation of Paris in Literature

Curator's Choice: The unseen literature of the cataclysmic Liberation of Paris in 1945

"While the United States is neck deep in covert operations which revolve around economic espionage, diplomatic manipulation, and social control, genuine acts of violence, and hence cyberwar, are conspicuously absent," he explained drawing on the US military's doctrinal definition of war as socially sanctioned violence to achieve a political purpose.

NSA spying on S Korea embarrassing, but unlikely to undermine alliance

The novel, of course, is an unequaled medium for the exploration of human social and emotional life. And there is evidence that just as the brain responds to depictions of smells and textures and movements as if they were the real thing, so it treats the interactions among fictional characters as something like real-life social encounters.

This Is Your Brain on Great Literature: Research shows that reading rich narratives and metaphors activates areas of our brain outside of language, and frequent fiction reading is correlated with empathy.

Literary travel destinations: Russia

The labor camp on the Solovetsky islands, the village of Chernyshevsk, Mikhail Bulgakov museum or Tolstoy estate? RBTH has picked ten of the best literary travel destinations to visit on your next trip to Russia

10 Beautiful Photos of Famous Meals From Literature

Fictitious Dishes: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.

In France, the relationship between the author and the publisher is bilateral which excludes the agent.

A literary agent in France, Marc Parent is to publishing what Edvard Munch was to painting

Why reading foreign writers matters

The Most Inexplicable Foreign Laws Article. The strange idea of keeping American Jews from arguing about Israel is going out of fashion.

Sweep, Harvest, Gather: Mapping Metaphors to Fight Surveillance

Mapping Metaphors to Fight Surveillance - PEN America

"in Russia, the writer is a kind of prophet. He has to rule the nation."

"in Russia, the writer is a kind of prophet. He has to rule the nation.

US Publishers and Writers and the CIA

Mocha Buttercrunch Pie, aka Chocolate Crunch Pie (From a recipe given to me by the proprietor of the late, lamented Bootsie, Winkie, and Miss Maud rest .

Book reading an antidote to working memory loss

A new study by researchers in Canada finds individuals with mental health disorders may be more likely to experience heart disease or stroke than the general population.

Novels as Weapons of Propaganda

Copy of the original Russian-language edition of Doctor Zhivago, covertly published by the CIA. The front cover and the binding identify the book in Russian; the back of the book states that it was printed in France.