A rarely discussed form of self-censorship happens routinely on college...– Jeffrey R. Young, “Pushing Back Against Legal Threats by Putting Fair Use Forward” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. See the book under discussion, Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright byPatricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi.
"Beautifully translated and conceived": August...
“The ludic and trickster elements in Kabir are emphasized in this collection, blending traditional Indian scriptural allusion with contemporary slang and colloquialisms: “bedroom eyes,” “sucker,” “dreadlocked rasta,” “smelling of aftershave,” “Faber poets.” There are epigraphs from Marcus Aurelius, Leadbelly, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Richard Hugo and Tom Paulin, among others. The main...
I wrote newspaper stories in the daytime and fiction early in the morning or at...– Mavis Gallant’s contribution to A Writer’s Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures, excerpted in The National Post Mavis Gallant at the Standard, Montréal, May 1946
The Two Cultures?: A Scientist Discovers NYRB...
We don’t remember exactly how we came across Eddie Kohler’s page at UCLA. All we know is that we were immediately impressed by the quotations that this computer science professor posted—from writers like Glenway Wescott, Marianne Moore, and Francis Wyndham—below the listings of courses he has taught, “Distributed Systems Infrastructure,” for example. It was apparent that...
Daphne du Maurier "can do atmosphere and menace...
“As terrifying as I found the movies, I found that The Birds and Don’t Look Now wound the tension even tighter on the page than on the screen; du Maurier can do atmosphere and menace like no one else, and her short stories make my pulse race faster than her novels. In the smaller space, she hasn’t had to think too much about pace or form, so the stories seem more instinctive. In the...
Footnote of the Day, Masscult and Contrived...
Credit: Russ Allison Loar, via flickr *”When I lived in Harkness Memorial Quadrangle some thirty years ago, I noticed a number of cracks in the tiny-paned windows of my room that had been patched with picturesquely wavy strips of lead. Since the place had just been built, I thought this peculiar. Later I found that after the windows had been installed, a special gang of artisans had...
"Beautiful, violent poetry": A sequence from...
Comic Book Resources has posted a very sharp dissection of an action sequence from Dino Buzzati’s Poem Strip. Here’s a bit, but it’s worth reading the whole thing. “It’s striking to see kinetic, moment-to-moment storytelling from an outside-comics artist like Buzzati (who only ever made one entry into sequential art) — this is obviously not the work of someone who...
Going to Book Expo?
If you are, make sure to say hello to us at booth #3435. Here is a simple way to remember that number. 3435 = 33 + 44 + 33 + 55
Children's Collection BIG Sale
Above: From The Bear That Wasn’t by Frank Tashlin. (The best part of this image might be the Foreman’s badge) The first 50 books are now available in a bundle at 50% off the cover price.
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Glenway Wescott arrived from Pornic, where he went to find sunshine and finish a...– Janet Flanner’s first Paris Letter, published in The New Yorker September 12, 1925. The Apple of the Eye was Glenway Wescott’s first novel, his second was to be The Grandmothers, published in 1927.
Russian Translator Marian Schwartz
Marian Schwartz, who translated our edition of Yuri Olesha’s Envy, will be in discussion with Russian Booker–Prize winner Olga Slavnikova in New York next week. Date and Time: Wednesday, 25 May 2011, at 6:45pm Jerry Orbach Theater 1627 Broadway, New York, 3rd floor (entrance on the south side of West 50th Street)