- It’s good to see James Wood covering Richard Price in The New Yorker; and even better to hear Price himself on Fresh Air.
- And also from The New Yorker, may we recommend Dan Chiasson’s wonderful essay on Frank O’Hara?
- Luc Sante’s blog pretty much has to be good.
- Derek, the guy who got both Max and Garth started blogging in the first place, is taking part in a big group blog at the Washington Post covering the Nationals baseball team and its new stadium.
- With features like this reconsideration of The Gnostic Gospels, the New York Sun is quietly building what may be the country’s best books section.
- “Growing Up Radical: An Interview with Peter Carey” (via scott)
- “On Magic Feelism” – n+1 considers Kevin Brockmeier’s The View from the Seventh Layer
- Boris Kachka profiles Jhumpa Lahiri in New York
- Surreal: “Garfield” minus Garfield. Alternatively, “Garfield” without Garfield’s thought bubbles.
- Nobody knows if the Kindle is a hit, AP says, but something is happening.
- A book graveyard in Russia.
- Languagehat’s specialty: a thoroughly edifying investigation of a phrase pulled out of thin air.
- American Book Review has developed their own lists of 100 Best Last Lines from Novels (PDF) and 100 Best First Lines from Novels
- The Boston Globe argues that Bringing Down the House, the basis for the new movie 21, is not a work of nonfiction.
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