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August 3, 2005

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“i need more sprawling post-modern novels NOW!” is the plea at Ask MetaFilter. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library has thousands of images from their collection online. It’s just like being in the dusty stacks. I’ve been enjoying emdashes lately. It’s a blog about my favorite magazine.

July 25, 2005

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The CS Monitor has a little piece about the travails of teenage novelists: “A youthful sensation doesn’t always translate into a distinguished literary career. For many teen authors, that first book proves a hard act to follow. Some never again meet with the kind of praise critics heaped upon their first offerings.” Speaking of (once) […]

June 30, 2005

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Now, Vintage asks: what will be the classics of the future? (via Maud) So, I don’t get it. Did Bob Woodward have this book waiting in a desk drawer until Deep Throat’s identity was revealed? Woodward is a good journalist, but he may be a better businessman. USA Today scored a copy a week early […]

May 26, 2005

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Kate Atkinson’s editor at Little Brown, Reagan Arthur, has posted at the LBC blog and there’s some good Q & A going on in the comments. I just surreptitiously spy on people reading, but Ed – prompted by an idea from Sara – marches right up to them and quizzes them on their literary knowledge. […]

April 24, 2005

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I really dug this write up of a visit by Edward P. Jones to a Seattle high school, where he talked to some kids about being a writer. I’m fascinated by Jones’ persona. He’s not a hermit, but neither is he a part of the more public contemporary literary crowd, all of whom seem to […]

March 17, 2005

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The Washington Post discusses the literary pedigree of the town where I was born, went to college, and got married. A good review of Jonathan Lethem’s new collection of essays, The Disappointment Artist in the New York Observer. Got a nice note from Ulrich Baer, editor and translator of a new book put out by […]

February 16, 2005

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Check out some of the good stuff floating around: A bookstore on a boat at The CS Monitor Similarties between David Mitchell’s Number9Dream and Cloud Atlas at Conversational Reading. Tingle Alley discovers that Zadie Smith’s hubby Nick Laird may be getting preferential treatment in the book pages. Aelfred of Dunwoody Recalls a Viking Incursion at […]

January 25, 2005

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“I’ve never actually read the books that I’ve blurbed.” – Nick Tosches in Bookforum That terrific Kenneth Tynan piece on Johnny Carson that Tingle was looking for. Want to bone up on philosophy, but can’t quite find the time? Try Squashed Philosophers. The CS Monitor gives capsule reviews of the NBCC fiction finalists, in case […]

January 19, 2005

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If you have aspirations of the literary sort, I strongly recommend Dan Wickett’s interview with “founders, editors and managing editors of 8 Literary Journals of varying age and size.” And you should also look at the latest posts at Mad Max Perkins’ Book Angst in which hears from editors and publishing industry types about “the […]

January 12, 2005

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I’ve been noticing some of the fantastic pages that libraries and museums have put up for their book exhibits. Here’s Czech book covers of the 1920s and 1930s and Civil War maps from the Library of Congress, for example. Fans of audiobooks will enjoy this essay by the pseudonymous Thomas H. Benton at the Chronicle […]