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Built of Books, and Other News

March 8, 2013 | by


  • Dutch artist Frank Halmans makes book houses, in a series called Built of Books.
  • Pablo Neruda is going to be exhumed. Why? “Manuel Araya, who was Neruda’s chauffer during the sick writer’s last few months, says agents of the dictatorship took advantage of his ailment to inject poison into his stomach while he was bedridden at the Santa Maria clinic in Santiago.” Stand by.
  • Simon Akam: “I hate Bridezillas for one simple reason: bride does not rhyme with god. Ergo, Bridezillas is not a functioning pun.”
  • The Vatican Library, or Bibliotheca Apostolica, is planning to digitize its eighty-nine thousand holdings.
  • In more accessible reading, a tribute to NYC bookstores.



    1. CDarcy | March 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      I bought a really shoddy cloak which turned out to be two capes stuck together. It was a poor mantle.

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