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Book Blasphemy, and Other News

March 12, 2013 | by

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  • Books carved with surgical tools
  • Related: “I’m sure what I did was completely blasphemous, but y’all ... it turned out really cool.” Wallpapering with Faulkner. (His pages, not him.)
  • How many copies need to move to qualify a book as an Amazon bestseller? PW does the math and finds: not that many
  • Speaking of inflation! In the UK, the sinister-sounding “inflation basket” indicates that people are buying more e-books, less champagne
  • “These are fundamentally probing, even discomfiting, books.” Meghan O’Rourke pays tribute to Renata Adler. 

 

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Musical Notes

December 13, 2012 | by

PWxyz has compiled a list of songs inspired by literature, and it’s fascinating! Did you know that “Whip It” was inspired by Gravity’s Rainbow? I didn’t! But good as this list is, there was one glaring omission.

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