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1984, and Other News

January 8, 2013 | by

  • Check out the new 1984 cover. What do you think?
  • The Thomas Pynchon rumors: a breakdown.
  • How should Shakespeare really sound?
  • New Yorkers are spending more time in libraries … but not to read.
  • Love it or leave it, this is our world: Neruda Cats.






    1. horea | January 8, 2013 at 10:07 am


      i worked for years on Orange shows. and used cancellations! and, as an ex-communist immigrant, i will love to have a copy! where do i found one. i did re-tweeted your note about this. tx!

      the Flavorwire link does not work!


    2. patrick murphy | January 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Looks like the Penguin cover style of the ’40s! Clever and very economic for Penguin to do all their pubs with the same orange cover in those days; helped to keep the cover of the paperbacks down and in reach of the working man and student…

    3. patrick murphy | January 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      cost of the paperback down

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