Blog Roll

Anecdotal Evidence
Biology of the Worst Kind
The Book Depository Editor's Corner
Book World
Buzzwords Blog: 3AM Magazine
Edward Champion's Return of the Reluctant
The Elegant Variation
John Baker's Blog
KR Blog
the Literary Saloon
Long Sunday
MadInkBeard - Updates
The Midnight Bell
pas au-delà
The Reading Experience
splinters: books, authors, literature, travel, politics
Tales from the Reading Room
This Space
University of Nebraska Press
Weblog - A Don's Life - Times Online
Weblog - Peter Stothard - Times Online
Powered by Bloglines


One of the Guardian Unlimited Books' top 10 literary blogs: "A home-grown treasure ... smart, serious analysis"

The Bookaholics' Guide to Book Blogs: "Mark Thwaite ... has a maverick, independent mind"

Blog entries on '01 August 2006'

Tuesday 01 August 2006

Political biographies

Paul Routledge, political columnist at the Mirror newspaper, recommends his 10 favourite political biographies over at Nowt much of interest there, really. Political biographies are mostly deadly dull but, if you can wait until late September, Penguin Classics are releasing Emma Goldman's Living My Life.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Tuesday 01 August 2006

Syrotinski interview

Please take the time to read my interview with Jean Paulhan expert Professor Michael Syrotinski. I've already published Michael's wonderful, short profile of Jean Paulhan here on RSB and also his introduction to Paulhan's The Flowers of Tarbes. In our interview, Michael outlines further why Paulhan is such an important figure.

In the interview, Michael mentions a forthcoming anthology of Paulhan's collected essays (translated by Jennifer Bajorek) due soon from the University of Illinois Press. Actually, that translation is a collective effort: Jennifer translated a third of it, RSB interviewee Charlotte Mandell translated a third, and Éric Trudel (who teaches French literature at Bard College) translated a third.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Tuesday 01 August 2006

August: don't expect much!

Don't expect much posting throughout August! I'm not sure when, where or even if a holiday is on the cards this year, but I do know I need to not look at another computer screen for a few weeks!

Posted by Mark Thwaite
Tags: ,

Submit News to RSB

Please let us know about any literary-related news -- or submit press releases to RSB -- using this form.

-- Mark Thwaite, Managing Editor


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)

-- View archive

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 …

-- Powered by

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

-- View archive