Biblio
Follow
Find
12.6K views | +0 today
Scooped by Luca Baptista
onto Biblio
Scoop.it!

Fahrenheit 451 design includes match and striking paper

Fahrenheit 451 design includes match and striking paper | Biblio | Scoop.it

Combining a matchbook and a classic novel, designer Elizabeth Perez created a thought-provoking edition of Ray Bradbury‘s Fahrenheit 451 for the Austin Creative Department.

more...
No comment yet.
Biblio
On books, libraries, labyrinths
Curated by Luca Baptista
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy | Biblio | Scoop.it
As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire

Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire | Biblio | Scoop.it

Andrew Crofts has written 80 titles and sold some 10 million copies in a 40-year career, mostly under names far more famous than his own – until now.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

50 books for students to read this summer: from Ernest Hemingway to Gillian Flynn

50 books for students to read this summer: from Ernest Hemingway to Gillian Flynn | Biblio | Scoop.it

Whether you need a 500-page novel that’s going to jolt your brain back into gear before lectures begin, or some short stories for the beach: this list of old and new works will keep you entertained over the holidays.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land

Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land | Biblio | Scoop.it

With two of the biggest events on the world SF calendar coming to town this August, others are racing to join in.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

9 Raymond Chandler quotes for readers hip to split infinitives

9 Raymond Chandler quotes for readers hip to split infinitives | Biblio | Scoop.it

Enjoy nine wise quotes from Raymond Chandler, one of the great masters of guns, gumshoes and femme fatales. Then continue reading to learn what kinds of hell you raise upon trying to unsplit a Chandler infinitive.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book

Kindle Unlimited: it's the end of losing yourself in a good book | Biblio | Scoop.it

Amazon's leaked 'Netflix for books' plan will alarm publishers – and doom old-fashioned anonymous reading, writes John Naughton.

more...
Sharon Bakar's curator insight, July 21, 9:12 AM

I think this is an unnecessarily pessimistic view of Kindle's new service.  Many readers are already enjoying books via other subscription services - Scribd and Oyster.  It's a way of discovering authors and trying out different genres.

 

Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Apple agrees to conditional $450 million e-books antitrust accord

Apple agrees to conditional $450 million e-books antitrust accord | Biblio | Scoop.it

Apple has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Nadine Gordimer, novelist who took on apartheid, is dead at 90

Nadine Gordimer, novelist who took on apartheid, is dead at 90 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Ms. Gordimer found her themes in the injustices and cruelties of South Africa’s policies of racial division, and she left no quarter of the society unexplored.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Jack Kerouac's On the Road turned into an illustrated scroll

Jack Kerouac's On the Road turned into an illustrated scroll | Biblio | Scoop.it

Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road is currently being turned into a beautifully illustrated scroll by artist Paul Rogers. Rogers is drawing one illustration for each page of the book, producing the work on one long scroll, just as Kerouac wrote his famous novel on one scroll of teletype paper — though he did it in 'three coffee-soaked-benzedrine-fueled days'.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Raymond Chandler to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame | Biblio | Scoop.it

One of Los Angeles' greatest noir writers will be getting a permanent place in the sun: on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Raymond Chandler is one of 30 people who will get such stars in 2015.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Has the electronic image supplanted the written word?

Has the electronic image supplanted the written word? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Dana Stevens and Rivka Galchen discuss whether we are living in a new revolutionary age, or just a continuation of the old one.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The top 10 feminist books

The top 10 feminist books | Biblio | Scoop.it

Eleanor Marx's biographer Rachel Holmes picks works, from Jeanette Winterson to George Bernard Shaw, that address 'the greatest global injustice'.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Foyles: potted history of idiosyncratic British bookseller

Foyles: potted history of idiosyncratic British bookseller | Biblio | Scoop.it

From humble beginnings to HQ of 1930s literary set, eccentric decline and bold revival … 111-year-old tale has never been dull.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Bluebeards and brainiacs: literary characters who enter the language

Bluebeards and brainiacs: literary characters who enter the language | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Mrs Malaprop to Lothario to the Grinch, some characters leap out of the pages of fiction and into the dictionary. Here are some of the best.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Readers of Brazilian literature lose three great authors within 5 days

Readers of Brazilian literature lose three great authors within 5 days | Biblio | Scoop.it

Those who love Brazilian literature have been in mourning for the past five days. Three great authors died in such a short span of time, leaving behind a legacy that will keep their memory alive for generations of readers in Brazil and abroad.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

World's coolest bookstores

World's coolest bookstores | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish.

more...
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Westeros 101: Game of Thrones taught in college seminar

Westeros 101: Game of Thrones taught in college seminar | Biblio | Scoop.it

Students at University of Virginia will create their own addition to GoT after studying the hit series this summer.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

Quiz: the Moon in literature

Quiz: the Moon in literature | Biblio | Scoop.it

It's 45 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the surface of the Moon. Our mission for you? Test your knowledge of lunar literature

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

5 wonderfully long literary sentences

5 wonderfully long literary sentences | Biblio | Scoop.it

Despite its occasional use in spoken monologue, the Very Long Literary Sentence properly exists in the mind (hence 'stream-of-consciousness'), since the most wordy of literary exhalations would exhaust the lungs’ capacity. Molly Bloom’s 36-page, two-sentence run-on soliloquy at the close of Joyce’s Ulysses takes place entirely in her thoughts.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee calls bullshit on biography about her

To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee calls bullshit on biography about her | Biblio | Scoop.it

Ultimate one-hit wonder Harper Lee released a statement this week further denying her cooperation with a newly released biography. Lee’s only book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill A Mockingbird, was published in 1960, with a film adaptation released two years later.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

The age of erasable books

The age of erasable books | Biblio | Scoop.it

What a society chooses to rewrite is as revealing as what it records in the first place.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

When we read fiction, how relevant is the author's biography?

When we read fiction, how relevant is the author's biography? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Thomas Mallon and Adam Kirsch discuss whether knowing about an author’s life deepens or detracts from the pleasures of reading fiction.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

14 quotes from writers inspired by football

14 quotes from writers inspired by football | Biblio | Scoop.it

Oscar Wilde, George Orwell and Nabokov all had views on the beautiful game.

more...
Sara Rosett's curator insight, June 30, 10:57 AM

Anyone else watching the World Cup? 

Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

17 bookstores that will literally change your life

17 bookstores that will literally change your life | Biblio | Scoop.it

And all you have to do is visit them.

more...
Sara Rosett's curator insight, June 30, 11:05 AM

I want to visit each one! 

Scooped by Luca Baptista
Scoop.it!

A three-time Caldecott winner talks with his editor about how a children's book is made

A three-time Caldecott winner talks with his editor about how a children's book is made | Biblio | Scoop.it

Margaret Ferguson has edited children’s books for over 30 years, and is now the publisher of Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers. She talked with three-time Caldecott Honor winner and MacArthur Fellow Peter Sís, about the process of editing a picture book and how Sís’ new children’s biography of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Pilot and the Little Prince, was made.

more...
No comment yet.