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Blog entries on '02 January 2006'

Monday 02 January 2006

Books of the Week

The eagle-eyed amongst you (or, perhaps, just those who read the site directly rather than via a newsfeeder) will have noticed that down the left-hand side of the RSB blog page we have a new feature: Book(s) of the Week. These books are, normally, those that have arrived fairly recently and constitute what I consider to be the pick of the week's post. Last week, I was thrilled to receive Interrogation Machine: Laibach and NSK by Alexei Monroe and Stanley Cavell's Philosophy the Day After Tomorrow. This week, whilst I settle into the new year and carry on with reading as much of Josipovici's criticism as I can get my hands on, I'll be dipping into Kafka's Blue Octavo Notebooks (in a lovely edition from Exact Change) and Proust's English by Daniel Karlin.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Monday 02 January 2006

Beckett centenary festival

The Beckett centenary festival 2006 starts at the Barbican, in London, from March 21st to May 6th: "for six weeks, the entire Barbican Centre hosts Beckett events in each of its venues encompassing drama, prose, poetry, film, visual arts and music." And for more on other Beckett centenary events see samuel-beckett.net

Posted by Mark Thwaite

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Serendipoetry

Augustus

As you sow, so shall you reap. The bags packed,
Umbers and gold swollen between the purse-strings,
Getaway cars nose on a hot scent.
Under striped canvas the patrons gather,
Staring at blue, incorrigible seas.
The stubble burns a hole in summer's pocket;
Upon the baked crust of their world, the mice
Scatter their ashes to the harvest moon.

-- Peter Scupham
(Carcanet Press)

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Word of the Day

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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October's Books of the Month

The New Spirit of Capitalism The New Spirit of Capitalism
Luc Boltanski; Eve Chiapello
Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM
Steve Lake, Paul Griffiths

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