On the Shelf
Flannery O’Connor’s Peacocks, and Other News
August 12, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Anonymouth is a computer program designed to strip text of stylistic markers and, in the words of The New Republic, “turn famous writers into anonymous hacks,” should this be your desire.
Meanwhile, libraries are increasingly dependent on computer games to keep the kids coming.
Salman Rushdie: “Thomas Pynchon looks exactly like Thomas Pynchon should look … He is tall, he wears lumberjack shirts, and blue jeans. He has Albert Einstein white hair and Bugs Bunny front teeth.”
Since 2009, there have been three replacement peacocks at Andalusia (sadly, not actually descended from Flannery O’Connor’s flock): Manley Pointer, Joy/Hulga (who appears to have two working legs), and Mary Grace.
The New York Times visits the Chekhov Museum, a testament to dedication.