Loving Gorey, Trashing Ulysses
Sadie Stein August 7, 2012
Eve Bowen on the enduring
cult of Edward Gorey. We love
Bookdrum’s interactive maps of the real locations featured in famous novels. On his tumblr
Newcover, graphic designer Matt Roeser gives books the covers he thinks they should have. At the
Atlantic, a discussion of what grown-ups can learn from kids’ books.
Paolo Coelho made waves when he told a Brazilian newspaper, “One of the books that caused great harm was James Joyce’s Ulysses, which is pure style. There is nothing there. Stripped down, Ulysses is a twit.” Should you happen to disagree, here is
a free audiobook of the modernist classic.
Joshua Cohen, a visiting scribe at the Jewish Book Council, talks the art and business of writing with Justin Taylor.