13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

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For as long as we have been granted freedoms, there have been people fighting to take those freedoms away; this is the most human of cycles. There has never been (and will likely never be, at least not right now) a time when people haven’t had to stand up against the systemic and societal oppression they’ve been forced to deal with everyday.   We’ve been warned about what can happen when we allow ourselves to stop caring about the state of the world and the other people inhabiting it by authors since the beginning of time; the entire dystopian genre is centered …

9 Amazing Songs Inspired by Literature

9 Amazing Songs Inspired by Literature

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Books can change the way you think about things; the right strand of words can strike something up inside of you. It’s not unlikely to feel uneasy, dizzy, overwhelmed, inspired, or full after reading the right essay, poem, story, or novel. (Words are, like, insanely cool.)   So, it’s no wonder so many musicians have drawn inspiration from within the pages of the books they read!   Stand up and jam out to these nine incredibly songs inspired by pieces of literature!    Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush     An eighteen-year-old Kate Bush wrote this insanely popular classic after finding …

5 Famous Books That Authors Regretted Writing

5 Famous Books That Authors Regretted Writing

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Life for an author is tough. From receiving multi-million dollar Hollywood film offers to obtaining legendary literary status, being an author isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.   Though these five authors have received widespread attention and, in some cases, critical acclaim, their iconic works have led to deep-seated regret.   1. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx   Image Via Rebekka Dunlap / The New Yorker   It may come as a surprise to some readers that the 2005 Academy Award-winning film Brokeback Mountain starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal was inspired by a short story of the same name written by Annie …