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The Long and Short of It

October 16, 2012 | by

  • Adorable, literal interpretations of author names by illustrator Mattias Adolfsson.
  • “I know I said that if I lived to 100 I’d not regret what happened last night. But I woke up this morning and a century had passed. Sorry.” Geoff Dyer, Jackie Collins, A. M. Homes, and others attempt the 140-character novel.
  • Speaking of brevity, Ian McEwan declares that the novella is the superior written form because “you can hold the whole thing structurally in your mind at once.”
  • Qin Dynasty book burnings.
  • Patti Smith: “I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, Those two kids could have easily played us [in Just Kids] when they were first starting. There’s something in his eyes. And Robert [Mapplethorpe] was also a bit shy, and a bit stoic. Kristen has a very special quality. She’s not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic.”
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    On the Shelf

    February 29, 2012 | by

    A cultural news roundup.

  • R.I.P. Jan Berenstain.
  • Pulp fiction.
  • Bad blurbs.
  • Retaining reading.
  • The case of the Agatha Christie estate.
  • Garden & Gun vs. The Oxford American.
  • Jackie Collins takes matters into her own hands.
  • Gillian Anderson takes on the lost Brontë.
  • A guide to Estonian socks, an examination of the role of the fungus in Christian art, and a celebration of the humble office chair” are just a few of the entries in the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year.
  • Our man in Vienna.
  • Levity for Leap Day!
  • Barney Rosset to get the posthumous treatment?
  • A man’s world?