New cover treatments for Orwell’s 1984 by David Pearson.
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The hilarious book trailer for John Kenney’s debut novel “Truth in Advertising”
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Ian McEwan: *I believe the novella is the perfect form of prose fiction.”
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“The existence of good bad literature — the fact that one can be amused or excited or even moved by a book that one’s intellect simply refuses to take seriously — is a reminder that art is not the same thing as cerebration.”
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Man From the South,” from a story by Roald Dahl (1960) (video)
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Book trailer for “The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game” by my friend John Fox (on sale May 14).
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The New Yorker
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Graham Greene, 1964. Portrait by Yousuf Karsh. (photo)
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An offer of new signed bookplates for my readers.
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Alexis Madrigal: “… our collective memory of the past is astoundingly inaccurate. Not only has the number of people reading not declined precipitously, it’s actually gone up since the perceived golden age of American letters.”
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Fitzgerald’s handwritten manuscript of “The Great Gatsby.”
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Laura Miller puts the case for indie bookstores nicely. (link)
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Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress, a photo by Annie Leibovitz.
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John le Carré, age 79, in what he claims is the final interview he will grant (2010).
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Images of Lamb House, the longtime residence of Henry James.
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Eddie Waitkus, the ballplayer whose shooting by a deranged fan inspired a similar incident in Bernard Malamud’s “The Natural.”
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Noam Chomsky: “It is quite possible — overwhelmingly probable, one might guess — that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology.”
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In my first week with a new Nook, I am delighted with ebooks.
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The sales figures for April 2011 are in and the PW headline says it all: digital jumps, print plummets.
A vintage children’s video from Encyclopedia Britannica on making books (1947)