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Blog entries on '11 September 2005'

Sunday 11 September 2005

Writers talking to Writers

I'm enjoying far more than I thought I would (or perhaps should) the Believer Book of Writers talking to Writers:


Believer Books has collected, in alphabetical order, twenty-three conversations and correspondences between much admired writers and the writers they admire. The interviews include favorites gleaned from the pages of the Believer magazine along with previously unpublished conversations.


Interviews include: Jonathem Lethem talking with Paul Auster; Ben Ehrenreich talking with John Banville; Robert "Identity Theory" Birnbaum talking with Jamaica Kincaid; and Ben Marcus talking with George Saunders.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Sunday 11 September 2005

Scarecrow

Scarecrow, we are thrilled to say, continues to flourish. Lee is soon to be appear in trendy style-bible Dazed & Confused and is also about to release a hardcopy version of the blog.


The journal will be launched this Wednesday, 14th September, with a a spoken word gig to be held at Smersh Bar (5 Ravey Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4QW; 7.30pm, free).

Posted by Mark Thwaite

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Serendipoetry

Omens, after Alexander Pushkin

I rode to meet you: dreams
like living beings swarmed around me
and the moon on my right side
followed me, burning.

I rode back: everything changed.
My soul in love was sad
and the moon on my left side
trailed me without hope.

To such endless impressions
we poets give ourselves absolutely,
making, in silence, omen of mere event,
until the world reflects the deepest needs of the soul.

-- Louise Gluck
Averno (Carcanet Press)

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The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or two

Pre-order Anu Garg's new book: The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words (ISBN 9780452288614), published by Penguin more …

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Luc Boltanski; Eve Chiapello
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Steve Lake, Paul Griffiths

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