Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Book Review Bingo

Genius, this.  Really magnifies the problems of so many book reviews today as well (not every book can be the best book of the year, a tour de force, etc., etc.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ok this is awesome

Look inside some of the books from the David Foster Wallace Archive just purchased by the Ransom Center in Texas.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Awesome quote of the day

"I once said to another kid's father, “I have this thing. I cannot stop writing. Do you ever have that?” And he said, “Well, I like to jog.” And I said, "I like to write all the time! I crave it to the detriment of my family." He didn’t know what to say! What do you say to that?"
 - Victoria Patterson

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Too Much Poetry?

Is too much poetry being written today?  At least one man thinks so.

"The new math of poetry is driven not by reader demand for great or even good poetry but by the demand of myriads of aspiring poets to experience the thrill of 'publication.'"

Monday, February 22, 2010

Best Literary Blog Post

Three Quarks Daily is running a contest for the best blogpost written on a subject related to arts and literature.  This is for a single post, not an entire blog (which means even young blogs, like this one, stand a chance).  What a neat idea! 

Now go vote!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Best European Fiction Redux

"There’s something a little bit ridiculous about continuing to use nationality as a primary label for writers now that literary culture has gone truly global."

Ruth Franklin, on the end of American fiction (and European Fiction) as a distinct class.