What went into Tom Nissley’s A Reader’s Book of Days? Lots and lots books.
Books on the march! Including a whole shelf of NYRB Classics. Congratulations to our old friend Tom Nissley on the publication of his book.
Notes from NYRB Classics
Neil Gaiman is going to be on The Simpsons this Sunday, and if you think animation and Gaiman go hand-in-hand we highly recommend this animated video of James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks from B&N.com. Gaiman narrates the video, and wrote the introduction to our book. Here’s the first the first couple sentences from his introduction: “This book, the one you are holding, The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, is probably the best book in the world. And if it’s not the best book, then it’s still very much like nothing anyone has ever seen before, and, to the best of my knowledge, no one’s ever really seen anything like it since.”
Sandra and Paul Fierlinger talk about their process of animation and about JR Ackerley’s My Dog Tulip.* (Produced by WHYY Friday Arts.)
*”The book was beautifully written…—and it was all about dog poop.”
Valeriy Kozhin's animated adaptation of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's short story “Quadraturin”—about a mysterious substance that transforms small spaces (in this case a Soviet-era shared apartment) into large ones. “Quadraturin” is collected in Krzhizhanovsky's Memories of the Future.
Coming this winter: Krzhizhanovsky’s The Letter Killers Club