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October 26, 2009

The Final Status Update 0

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What happens to your Facebook account when you die?  (Via.)

October 26, 2009

Returning to Ilium: Unlatching the Vonnegut Vault 2

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Two-and-a-half years after Vonnegut’s death, Look at the Birdie offers an opportunity to be in the presence of his wit – whether a friendly wink or some darker satire.

October 25, 2009

Listening to Poems 0

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At The Rumpus, Darcie Dennigan pens a strange and beautiful review of G.C. Waldrep’s new collection of poetry, Archicembalo: “I dreamt that G.C. Waldrep was offering me a tumbler of Pepsi, and amid the soda bubbles were many pills.”

October 25, 2009

It’s Not Fair 1

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The Critterati pets-in-literary-garb contest ends at midnight tonight!  You can view a gallery of the submissions as they appear, and some of them are phenomenal.  I especially like Humbert Humbert.  I don’t know how these people got their animals to cooperate (drugs, probably).  Big Ed and Nadine, aged six months, made it quite clear that […]

October 25, 2009

A.S. Byatt on Feministing 0

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Chloe Angyal briefly interviews A.S. Byatt at Feministing.  Byatt will be reading in New York City this Thursday.

October 23, 2009

Interview with Bonnie Jo Campbell 0

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A July 2009 interview at bookish us with National Book Award nominee Bonnie Jo Campbell.  Interesting especially is the question (and answer) about how/why American Salvage, the only book from a small press among this year’s NBA finalists, ended up with Wayne State University Press (with an initial print run of 1,500).

October 23, 2009

Early Dust Jackets! 1

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Bookseller Mark Godburn, who is working on a book about nineteenth century dust jackets, has  a neat gallery of early jackets and accompanying info at his website.

October 23, 2009

Modern Library Revue: #95 Under the Net 11

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Someone once said (it was me) that Iris Murdoch wrote so many novels that if you are in the mood to read something by her, there is probably a fresh one available.

October 23, 2009

Framing the Issue: Copyright from John Adams to mp3s 3

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The author of The Gift turns to Founding Fathers, copyright, and the creative commons. So why hasn’t anyone noticed?

October 22, 2009

LOLerature 3

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“Iz in ur Goolag/Havin a sad.” LOLerature is the LOLCats for the literary set.  Some of the references are pretty obscure, too.  The internet is now complete.