• booknote: involuntary lyrics Read Ron Silliman on Aaron Shurin’s new collection of poems,
  • litquiz 2 – play it again In what novel of Eastern European origin does the narrator find inspiration in an old book shelved in a friend’s house, a book which conjures the likes of Johnny St. Cyr, Tixie Smith, Bud Freeman, and Bix Beiderbecke?
  • booknote from LBL: The Planets Here’s Lauren Baratz-Logsted on a book that’s been causing quite a stir on planet Earth lately: The Planets, Dava Sobel. Whence Dava Sobel’s obsession with the planets? Whence mine? OK, I can’t speak for her, but I know where mine comes from: it comes from the fact that, last holiday season, my daughter and I […]
  • today at Book Passage Today Kevin Smokler & I will be at Book Passage to talk about Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times. I’ll also be reading a little something. It’s at 1:00, which means you’ll have time to grab a sandwich at the little in-store cafe or sip a latte in the sun at one of the out-door […]
  • litquiz 1 – geographically speaking “I’ll tell you the God’s honest truth.” His right hand suddenly ordered divine retribution to stand by. “I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West–all dead now…” “What part of the Middle West?” I inquired casually. “San Francisco.” “I see.” Kudos to Vince Donovan, who correctly identified Gatsby as the character […]
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