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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.