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Jack London Advises; Baboons “Read”

April 13, 2012 | by

  • Slate weighs in on the e-book case: “The DoJ’s action effectively robs publishers of the ability to price their own products and robs other retailers of any hope of competing effectively with Amazon. Hence the DoJ has all but guaranteed a future in which readers end up with fewer well-edited books—both physical and electronic—and in which writers feel less free to speak against concentrated power.”
  • Here is an igloo made of books.
  • Baboons reading … remedially.
  • We have a title: J. K. Rowling’s adult debut will be titled The Casual Vacancy.
  • Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul Museum of Innocence (which started as a novel) opens later this month.
  • The challenge of culling books.
  • Jack London did not sugarcoat it for a young writer.
  • David Sedaris: “Throughout my 20s and early 30s—my two-books-per-week years—I did most of my reading at the International House of Pancakes.”
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    1. Joe Carlson | April 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Yes, Jack London’s a genius at creating fictions that are “marketable goods,” some of which are still selling quite well. But you can’t keep a good (or bad) socialist down for long and THE IRON HEEL (1908) remains a fiery addition to our dystopian literature.
      http://www.amazon.com/The-Iron-Heel-Jack-London/dp/1619492288/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334328614&sr=1-1

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