On the Shelf
The Most-Wanted Books of 2012
August 23, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Madonna’s Sex is the most sought-after out-of-print book on Bookfinder’s 2012 report.
And a signed Where the Wild Things Are is the year’s most expensive. A video on it here.
Are women underrepresented in poetry criticism? Sina Queyras, Elisa Gabbert, Shanna Compton, Juliana Spahr, Vanessa Place, and Danielle Pafunda tackle the question.
“In 1840, the skull of Sir Thomas Browne was removed from the St. Peter Mancroft church, where it had reposed since 1682.” Alexander Nazaryan on the life of the polymath.
Where writers are rock stars: author David Mitchell is mobbed in Shanghai.
What fun, fearless female will be the voice of the Sex and the Single Girl audiobook?
“The true distinction, however, is not between novels and poems, but between poems and storytelling. The novel is a specific but not fixed form of storytelling, in the same way as the romantic lyric, or the sonnet, is a form of poetry.”