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‘Walden’ the Video Game, Merwin the Movie, Space-Age Books!

May 1, 2012 | by

  • Walden: the most contemplative video game ever created?
  • W. S. Merwin: the movie.
  • The dog from The Artist has a book deal.
  • Gertrude Stein’s bad war record.
  • This is your kids on books.
  • The Casablanca e-book: the beginning of a beautiful friendship?
  • Predictions from 1962 on the future of book publishing: “Books will be smoother, faster and slicker, and will be strongly influenced by space travel.”
  • New York Public Library, Monday afternoon.
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    1. Greenwhale | May 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

      There are other contemplative video games, “Flower” and “Journey,” for example, which acknowledge–as Walden the video game will also, I hope–that we benefit from escaping to quiet and peaceful places, not just noisy and violent ones.

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