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August 2, 2012 | by

  • A list of some of Gore Vidal’s best bons mots.
  • J. K. Rowling will have a cameo in the official new Harry Potter book club.
  • The Beinecke has acquired a wealth of Ezra Pound manuscripts.
  • The economics of freelancing.
  • (It's easier if you live in one of these writer-friendly cities!)

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    1. GZ | August 2, 2012 at 11:01 am

      That Julian Tepper piece is possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever read on this blog – the final and perfect touch being that it’s marked ‘Comments Off’.

    2. Sadie Stein | August 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

      GZ – that was in error; should be fixed! I hope you’ll say how much you like it in its own space! So glad you enjoyed.

    3. Milo | August 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

      Bon mots? Perhaps you can provide a link to Vidal’s racist & elitist comments, too. Can we stop eulogizing this bigot?

    4. Tom May | August 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      A huge loss. Vidal was always stimulating, an elite mind.

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