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Posts Tagged ‘beach reads’

Rare Books, Sharks, and Ink

July 25, 2012 | by

  • Terrible beach reads.
  • At UVA, rare-book school is in session.
  • Journalist (and former Paris Review editor) Philip Gourevitch on editing, writing, and his work on genocide.
  • Famous writers and their tattoos.
  • Sergei Dovlatov featured on Russian radio. (In translation!)
  • The sad fate of Dawn Powell’s journals.


    Books, Crime, and Punishment!

    July 2, 2012 | by

  • Master book thief Anders Burius stole the 1597 Wytfliet Atlas a decade ago; now, it has turned up in New York, and will be returned to the Swedish Royal Library.
  • A New Mexico woman was jailed for failing to return a copy of Twilight to the library. (Charges have since been dropped.)
  • An Argentinian independent publisher Eterna Cadencia adds an element of urgency to reading, by publishing books in disappearing ink.
  • A lawyer requests time off from a murder trial to attend the famed Key West Hemingway Lookalike Contest. And is denied.
  • A handy chart helps you choose your beach read.