Buzz Bissinger vents his self-doubt on Twitter.
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From the latest round of Penguin’s Great Ideas series, a sumptuous cover for a collection of essays by Jorge Luis Borges. It’s enough to make a writer green with envy. Design by We Made This, a graphic design studio in London (with a lovely blog, too). More about the Borges cover is here. Still, my [...]
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“Start out with an individual and you find that you have created a type — start out with a type and you find that you have created nothing.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Finishing one book, starting another.
Tags: bookfour · Defending Jacob · On Writing · writing life
Ian Fleming explains.
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A memorable image of a weary, haunted-looking and very human Henry James.
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There is not much left to say about the LeBron James debacle, but at least one good thing came out of it: this memorable front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” — Gustave Flaubert
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Novels that take place in a single day, of which Joyce’s Ulysses (1922) and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (1925) are the Adam and Eve, are apparently called “circadian novels.” I have never heard the term before, but I’m happy to learn it today via novelist James Hynes’s wonderful blog. Hynes links to a very smart [...]
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Another one bites the dust: the wonderful Inkwell Bookstore, an indie in Falmouth, Massachusetts, the Cape Cod town I have been visiting in summer for 35 years or so, has closed. I will miss it. If you have a favorite independent bookstore, support it!
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