— Serious literary criticism alive and well, “Man Seized For Setting Fire to Knausgård Book”
New Kindle Helps Readers Show Off By Shouting Title Of Book Loudly And Repeatedly
— World War G by John Flowers
The mailroom delivered me a copy of “www.TheMeetingMagazines.com Corporate & Incentive Travel” magazine and this is one of its real full page ads.
This excellent article misses a real opportunity midway through, when Green states that ”[Lambert is] instructing educators on how to train teachers” when she could have said “She’s a teacher who teaches teachers to teach teachers”
Time to shine.
— from the Publishing, You Can Do It Too! files, in today’s Writers Almanac, which also has a great Charles Simic poem.
Well this is interesting: The Center for Fiction has posted their Fall reading groups, and one of them is an opportunity to discuss the late great García Márquez with his finest translator, Edith Grossman.
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Summer Friday let’s go.
Glory be to God for dappled things—
For skies of cople-colour as a brindled cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landsape plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
I’ve spent much of the last week reading Karl Ove Knausgaard’s first two books in his “My Struggle” series, otherwise known in Norwegian as Min Kamp, a title very close to Hitler’s Mein Kamp. Apparently the latter caused a lot of controversy when the book was first released in Norway, where in a country of 5 million people, it sold 450,000 copies.
Here’s a great review of My Struggle by Brienne Walsh, who can spell Dostoevsky without having to Google it first, which I certainly can’t do and you probably can’t either, if you’re being really honest with yourself.
Jokes in jokes in jokes.
Realized I had used the word “ideation” non-ironically. Spent a good 5 minutes looking for a clip of Johnny Cash singing “What have I become my sweetest friend” in “Hurt.”