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    007, Moby-Dick, Literates

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  • The handwritten contract for Moby-Dick.
  • The top ten literary parodies! (Warning: highly subjective and skews very British. But then, it would.)
  • Watch the trailer for Midnight’s Children. In the words of one YouTube commenter, “can b a gud movie for literates.”
  • In news that will shock no one, Swedish researchers find writers are unusually prone to depression, mood disorders, and substance abuse.
  • The Economist charts the kills, conquests, and tipples of the various James Bonds.
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    Crumb on Bukowski, Rushdie on James

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  • A match made … well, you decide where! R. Crumb illustrates Charles Bukowski.
  • How to survive an online pan: in this case, persuade the author to remove it.
  • A history of cricket in literature.
  • A new attempt at a Breakfast at Tiffany’s musical is headed for Broadway.
  • “I’ve never read anything so badly written that got published.” Salman Rushdie on Fifty Shades of Grey.
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    Good-bye, Friends; Hello, Technology!

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  • Au revoir, Village Voice bookstore! You will be missed!
  • Slow readers, listen up: a new app tells you exactly how long it will take to finish a book.
  • Library patrons can now not only borrow but publish books.
  • The best Nora Ephron bookstore moments.
  • Meet “The Stressful Life of Salman Rushdie and Implementation of His Verdict,” a new Iranian video game.
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    Browning at 200, Publishers at 83

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  • Salman Rushdie and Jonathan Lethem are among the seven hundred writers and cultural marchers who signed a letter protesting the planned revamp of the New York Public Library.
  • Dickens isn’t the only one turning two hundred! Wishing a happy bicentenary to Robert Browning.
  • Madame Bovary, the pie chart.
  • The James Joyce papers go digital.
  • Maurice Sendak’s books thrilled children and terrified adults.
  • And speaking of Sendak, more memories and tributes.
  • Rock 27 is publishing eighty-three.
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