On the Shelf
Hemingway, Urdu, Doughnuts
August 16, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Ernest Hemingway’s World War II spying career was less than illustrious. In fact, when it came to one ill-fated Cuban operation, Papa was downright bumbling.
Meet The Musalman, a handwritten Urdu daily that has been published continuously since 1927 in Chennai, India.
“It hurts to be rejected, and it hurts even more when you walk into a real bookstore, one with chirpy sales clerks and splashy book covers, and see truly godawful books by authors represented by some of these very same agents.” Michael Borne on how to weather the agent-finding process.
Generation Y (those born between 1979 and 1989) outspent Boomers in books for the first time last year.
Check out Electric Literature’s Single Sentence Animations—in which an artist animates a favorite sentence from a writer’s story—here.
Dough Country for Old Men (subtitle: “As I Lay Frying”) is a blog that juxtaposes literary quotes against images of doughnuts.
Mediocre spy Ernest Hemingway