If only Plato and Socrates had to scrape the ice off their windshields and deal...– Winter’s Philosophers by Charles Simic | NYRBlog | The New York Review of Books (via whatwillsuffice)
Weekend New Book Round-Up
New Year, new books, new you. Just kidding—same you! Definitely the same you. We have lots of things to sell to you in 2011: We have an embarrassment of planners, we also have books. We’re still the same us, except we’ve gained weight, mostly in the form of machinery (also beerweight—it’s winter). We have a new machine here that prints books in minutes. It’s not...
McNally J's Top 100 of 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson) Let the Great World Spin (Colum McCann) The Girl who Played with Fire (Steig Larsson) Just Kids (Patti Smith (hardcover)) Freedom (Jonathan Franzen) Tinkers (Paul Harding) Just Kids (Patti Smith (paperback)) Life (Keef Richards) Little Bee (Chris Cleave) Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk (David Sedaris) Girl who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (Steig...
Summer of Megadeth: Let's go to McNally Jackson... →
summerofmegadeth: Let’s go to McNally Jackson and print all of Summer of Megadeth out as a zine and distribute it at Guest of a Guest Hamptons events this summer Let’s go to McNally Jackson and print all of Summer of Megadeth out as a zine and distribute it at Guest of a Guest Hamptons events this summer Let’s go…
‘Some people will insist that they be in English, because they want them...– “What do you think?” he demanded impetuously. “About what?” He waved his hands toward the book shelves. “About that. As a matter of fact you needn’t ascertain. I ascertained. They’re real.” “The books?” He nodded.
An Evening with The Paris Review
theparisreview: Join our editors tonight at McNally Jackson’s as we discuss the challenges—and opportunities—of publishing fiction and poetry in the online age. Event details here. We recommend!
5. Recently, I was looking at a photo of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ‘The...– From “On Gchat,” which is over at Thought Catalog. We recommend.
bitchelf asked: Are you aware of the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Moby-Dick Marathon? (Helpful link: http://www.whalingmuseum.org/prog/marathon.html)
WORD: An introduction and our top 100 of 2010. →
wordbrooklyn: Hi! We’re moving our blog over here because all the cool kids are doing it. By way of introduction, if you haven’t met us before, here’s WORD’s top 100 bestsellers of 2010. Titles with asterisks are books that we had events for; titles with two asterisks were WORD book club choices. The… One long list deserves another. Welcome Word, our friends in Brooklyn, to tumblr. We...
The Most of 2010
Years are long, and I don’t use Goodreads, but I think that this is all or most of the books I read in 2010, listed in no order at all. I wondered whether or not to post this: it feels weirdly personal. At the very least it’s proof that I read something other than Moby-Dick sometimes. (You’ll notice it’s not on the list.) The Crack-Up (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Slouching...
In this picturesque setting, where Herman Melville wrote “Moby-Dick”...– Hard-hitting journalism from Furniture Today. (via @powermobydick)
We [critics] have to work harder to justify our presence on the page, our...– Sam Anderson in the Sunday Book Review on why criticism matters.
Ways your year can end →
I wrote a short thing on my year in skateboarding for n+1. Really it was my year in injuries.
You dear creature, I want to see you so amazingly.– From a fan’s letter to Herman Melville.
In my opinion there are worse insults than floggings. I would rather be flogged...– D.H. Lawrence, from Studies in Classic American Literature.
…the ship’s library was stocked with wholesome books,...– From Andrew Delbanco’s biography of Melville, writing about a whaleship Melville was aboard in his twenties.