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July 6, 2010

eReaders Versus the Printed Page 0

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PCWorld releases a study on whether the iPad and Kindle make for slower readers than the printed page. (via AuthorScoop)

July 6, 2010

Tuesday New Release Day 0

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Laura Miller of Salon recommends Tana French’s new crime-fiction novel Faithful Place: “makes Philip Marlowe’s L.A. look like a church picnic. French herself doesn’t play by the rules…”  Also out recently is a new edition of James Salter’s short story collection Dusk and Other Stories, with a new introduction by former Paris Review editor Philip […]

July 6, 2010

The Best New Underground Literary Magazines 2

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From The Independent, the best of the new breed of underground literary magazines to fit into that “empty slot on the bookshelf between your pristine copies of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and Granta.”

July 6, 2010

Most Anticipated Summer Reading 2010 and Beyond: The Great 2010 Book Preview Continued 43

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Dozens of books that you’ll want to be reading for the rest of the year and into the next. Dig in!

July 5, 2010

80 Years of Cover Art Design from Faber & Faber 0

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From The Guardian, a look at eighty years of book cover design by Faber and Faber.

July 5, 2010

Willa Cather on Mark Twain 0

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An early example of the literary take-down. Willa Cather on Mark Twain: “He is not a reader nor a thinker nor a man who loves art of any kind.”

July 5, 2010

9 Big Books from Small Publishers 0

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From The Huffington Post: nine big books from small presses.

July 5, 2010

This Bug’s Life 0

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Tea with beetles, chess and lemonade with butterflies, laundry day with a praying mantis–it’s the stuff of children’s books and the dioramas of San Francisco artist Lisa Wood, now on display at The Gold Bug in Pasadena, CA.

July 5, 2010

Between the Pages 10

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Being a reader is like playing tricks with time. You turn the page of the fictional story while an hour of your own passes. The characters breathe, laugh and cry, and so do you. When you finish their tale, you close the book and set it aside, dreaming of their ever-after, while stepping out into yours.

July 2, 2010

W.S. Merwin named as 17th Poet Laureate of the USA 0

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W.S. Merwin, a Hawaii-based poet born in 1927, has been named the 17th Poet Laureate of the United States. A fellow poet writes, “There is something monklike about Merwin … He is trying to achieve a contemplative distance from desire and ambition.”