Maud Newton By popular demand, by which I mean because I think Carrie Frye will enjoy it, here’s a lightly edited version of my introduction to the conversation Donna Tartt and I had after her reading last night. There are very few novelists writing today — or in any era, I suppose — of whom it can be said with certainty that they will be read in a hundred or two hundred years. Donna Tartt is an exception.
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"Søren Kierkegaard wrote that Pietism is 'the one and only consequence of Christianity'. Praise of this sort - particularly when coupled with Kierkegaard's significant personal connections to the movement in Christian spirituality known as Pietism - would seem to demand thorough investigation. And yet, Kierkegaard's relation to Pietism has been largely neglected in the secondary literature." ReadySteadyBlog « ReadySteadyBook - a literary site
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opinionated commentary on literary matters - from the complete review 7 January 2014- Tuesday Another 2014 preview | Arnon Grunberg and his translatorsWhither the NYRB ? | The White ReviewWhitbread Costa Book Award category winners | Coup de Grâce review Another 2014 preview The Millions' Most Anticipated: The Great 2014 Book Preview is up -- 9,100 words strong, covering 89 titles, and (so their claim, not mine): "this is the only 2014 book preview you will ever need". the Literary Saloon at the complete review - a literary weblog
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Romenu De Nederlandse dichter Pieter Cornelis Boutens werd geboren in Middelburg op 20 februari 1870. Zie ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2007 en ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2008 en ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2009 en ook mijn blog van 20 februari 2010. Die man lijkt mij godengelijk te wezen,
The 2011 Tournament of Books by ToB Staff This morning, amid a great thrum of imaginary fanfare, the Morning News Selection Committee unveils this year’s 16 contenders and judges for that battle royale of literary excellence, the Seventh Annual Tournament of Books presented by Field Notes, sponsored by Powell’s Books. The competition doesn’t begin until Monday, March 7, 2011, but today’s announcement will allow time for Tournament fans to begin reading so they can follow along with the blood sport. We’ll also let you know below how you can help determine the participants in this year’s Zombie Round. You know Field Notes, right? Makers of the Field Notes Brand memo books, steno books, and other handy products, made right here in the U.S.A.? Well, they have created a special, limited-edition Tournament of Books memo book (see picture above) that you can use to track your Rooster reading.
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Ronald de Rooy − 22/01/11, 00:00 Turijn in de negentiende eeuw, waar Simonini opgroeit en jodenhaat bijgebracht krijgt van zijn opa. (Trouw) Umberto Eco is niet alleen een fervent verzamelaar van zeldzame boeken, ook als schrijver lijkt hij zijn verzamelwoede niet te kunnen of te willen onderdrukken. Met zijn nieuwe roman voegt hij weer een tijdperk toe aan de imposante collectie die hij met zijn historische romans al vergaarde. Umberto Eco: meester van bedrog en zwendel - Trouw
Three Percent launched in the summer of 2007 with the lofty goal of becoming a destination for readers, editors, and translators interested in finding out about modern and contemporary international literature. The motivating force behind the website is the view that reading literature from other countries is vital to maintaining a vibrant book culture and to increasing the exchange of ideas among cultures. In this age of globalization, one of the best ways to preserve the uniqueness of cultures is through the translation and appreciation of international literary works. To remain among the world’s best educated readers, English speakers must have access to the world’s great literatures. It is a historical truism and will always remain the case that some of the best books ever written were written in a language other than English. Unfortunately, only about 3% of all books published in the United States are works in translation. About
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Dada Pedagogy: Andrei Codrescu’s The Poetry Lesson On page six of Andrei Codrescu’s, The Poetry Lesson, student Matt Borden tells the class about himself. He is heir to a milk fortune and his grandmother “was a personal friend of Queen Marie of Romania,” who is buried in a SALT-treaty-emptied missile silo along with all of her books and a “life-size bronze of Diana the Huntress.” Before this moment, one could believe that The Poetry Lesson “is a hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course.” But Matt Borden is clearly a character, not a person, and the same goes for Hillary Adams, the ROTC member, Jason Jacob, who “looked very much like young Trotsky,” John Ferris the economics major, Letitia Klein with her Aunt Clara, the nun, and all the other students in the intro to poetry class.
U.S. Release Date for 1Q84 | Conversational Reading For all you Murakami heads out there: It’s not yet listed on Amazon, but I’m all but certain this won’t be the full 3 volumes. And while you wait for Oct 25, might I suggest you read up a little about Murakami at The Quarterly Conversation. Among other things, we’ve got a nice guide to his short fiction, and two cool essays (including one by me). You Might Also Like:
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I find myself immensely and unexpectedly saddened today at the passing of Christopher Hitchens. We sat up late last night watching video clips on C-Span and Youtube, and downed a surprisingly tearful Lagavullin (neat) in his honor. It seemed the thing to do. In the light of day, I am trying to understand my intense emotional reaction to the news, reminiscent of what I felt when Tony Judt, another great thinker and writer I did not know, died too soon. And yet, like so many others, I felt as if I knew him. He was always essential reading, even when he infuriated me, as he did often. The Elegant Variation
Bookworm A must for the serious reader, Bookworm showcases writers of fiction and poetry - the established, new or emerging - all interviewed with insight and precision by the show's host and guiding spirit, Michael Silverblatt. After 21 years, Bookworm has a new theme -- two, in fact! Replacing the familiar "You are a Human Animal," is "I Am A Bookworm," an original composition by the idiosyncratic rock-pop group, Sparks, At the end of the show, a second Sparks composition, "Where Would We Be Without Books." Curious? Check out the lyrics!
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