Attention promiscuous literary types, the September issue of Bookslut is now online.
From the person who brought you Infinite Boston comes Infinite Atlas, an interactive map of the places that make up Infinite Jest, and, for the truely devoted, the Infinite Map, a framable print version of that atlas. Page-Turner offers an extended preview of D.T. Max’s Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story. Maria Popova highlights a few of the signature DFW words that he adopted from his mother.
The Amherst College Archives have discovered what could be the second photograph in existence of Emily Dickinson.
Ever want to watch someone write a novel? Nows your chance. Sorta. Silvia Hartmann, UK author of thriller novels, is inviting readers to observe as she types up her next novel in a Google doc.
Orhan Pamuk paints a nightmarish picture of the land laid bare when the Bosphorus dries up.
From a professional archivist: A solution to the classic problem of removing stubborn sticker glue off the back of your books.
Though the world may never know whether reading the greats makes you a better person, according to a recent study, those who take an active interest in the arts are more likely to be altruistic.
D.T. Max, author of Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story, the recently released biography on David Foster Wallace, discusses writing his much-anticipated look at the late author’s life. Further whet your appetite for DFW’s biography with our exclusive look at the book’s opening paragraphs.
It’s time for some afternoon trivia; Hemingway or my mother’s email?