hey I found a full stop in this, LOOK
Right in the middle!After and between the word, ‘screens’. Which is a nice way to insert it, really. Tweet by Oyl Miller, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
a report on the first Faber Writers' Workshop from...
Maitresse: On Winterson and criticism Oh to be in England, now that Jeanette Winterson is teaching there! Lauren is one lucky devil.
Cool Tools: The Best Magazine Articles Ever →
Here is a list that threatens to grow and grow, via The Millions blog. I believe all of these are online.
With Fred (and I have blogged about this before) I have always found the...– eglantine’s cake: By a name/I know not how to tell thee who I am As always, Penni has come up with something that intrigues. ‘A piece of me that broke off?’ I thought about this for the rest of the day.
a free-range poem versus a battery-farmed one– More from Ivy Alvarez’ residency at an open air museum in Wales. I am really enjoying her reports on writing poetry at St Fagan’s. Ivy is here: Free range
Wolf: The Lives of Jack London by James L Haley -... →
TO:READ, to read!!
just HEAPS of stuff going down in the old dart for...
The new wave of literary events - The Guardian You know what? I think they’re having a brag…. LITERARY DEATH MATCH What: Knockabout, adversarial readings with a deliberately chaotic feel. When and where: Anywhere and everywhere. Coming up: Edinburgh (10 August), London (11 August), San Francisco (13 August), New York (19 August) and Beijing (31 August). Find out more:...
One of Vineland’s strengths, it becomes obvious second time round, is its...– Rereading: Vineland by Thomas Pynchon | Books | The Guardian Truly, there is nothing nicer than an MSM rereading at length of a minor classic. Go TEAM (and thanks to Andy Beckett.)
The Bells! The Bells! →
They have probably already seen it, but there’s some great feedback for the Wheeler Centre on their speed dating exercise over at The Scrivener’s Fancy. I think Michael, like some others, would have appreciated a bit more time and a little more dividing of (ahem!) livestock.
I remember the day we were summoned to Glenn’s office to explain why we had...– Truly, Madly, Wheatley - Scarcely Relevant - The Scrivener’s Fancy Tony is in very fine form again in this remarkable lowbrow publication.
The highly wired nature of Africa (which has much less in the way of the...– E-Readers Bring The World’s Library to Rural Africa - This article at ReadWriteWeb, on a report from Worldreader.org on e-reading in a Ghana village, is inspiring.
oyez oyez - RW archived by National Library
As are a scad of fine Australian blogs; many thanks to the fine librarians who create and maintain the Pandora archive. The reference and enduring link to Reeling and Writhing, my old blog, can be found here.
The essential MIFF survival guide | ACMI Blog →
Gee, I could get thrown out for passing wind. Time to get back on the charcoal tablets.
Q&A etiquette: Don’t thank the panel for the opportunity to ask a question....– Sam Chater & Simone Ubaldi offer festival advice that is equally applicable to those attending writers’ fests. Go Team. The essential MIFF survival guide: Part Deux | ACMI Blog
The screen mimics the sky, not the earth. It bombards the eye with light instead...– Robert Bringhurst, from The Elements of Typographic Style (reblogged from viafrank) Well, indeed! that is one way of looking at it, I suppose. If we want to read ‘the earth’ instead, we can always use this.
writing the blog backwards (apologies to Paul...
I am looking forward to blogging backwards!!! YES. I will be working back through 435 or so tagged articles in Delicious. Being a chronological kind of girl, I may well go from the earliest and forward, so the title here just might be a misnomer. Or not. Dang it, that Google reader is going to be flushed clean once or twice a week, and I’m going to be completely out of the loop. If you...
The Web Means the End of Forgetting - NYTimes.com →
to make sure I don’t forget to READ it. Via Laila on Twitter.
here comes just about everybody, then
From The Guardian: The brainchild of uber-agent Andrew “The Jackal” Wylie, Odyssey Editions launches today. It offers 20 modern literary classics as ebooks for the first time, exclusively via Amazon.com’s Kindle store. The books, all priced at Amazon’s usual ebook rate of $9.99, range from Amis’s London Fields, Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Roth’s...
Pass the Gestalt, Please « Black Plastic Glasses →
Dennis Johnson at Mobylives says this article on e-book royalties is ‘piercingly smart’. So. Into the To:Read bin with you, sir.
The Drum Unleashed - Amazon and that old fudging... →
Jacinda Woodhead’s searching appraisal of the Amazon claim of e-book sales beating hardcovers is also online at Meanland: If I may draw your attention to the operative noun: hardcovers. Hardcovers. As readers, writers and publishers know, hardcovers are generally no longer a viable print option. They’re expensive to produce and there’s not a great demand outside of...
Melbourne International Film Festival picks 2010 |... →
What kind people they be at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Making life a wee bit simpler for MIFF babes in the wood like myself.
Ivy Alvarez hits the jackpot. A delightful post... →
Egg clapping filed at St. Fagan’s. What’s not to love? And I am saving the poems for later.
an immersive reading experience? follow this link... →
Via Craig at TPUTH, I am alerted to what he would call Flash for Dummies. The Wired reader for the iPad was a very pretty thing and an early cab off the rank in magazine publishing technology, however there were iss-ews with Apple wishing to keep iPads Flash-free. Read about it here.
Fernham: Sylvia Beach to F. Scott Fitzgerald, June... →
Anne Fernald is a Woolf scholar. This week she is posting regularly on things Beachian.
In 2005, I ran into a health problem that seemed to be walling me in for a life...– Sticking the world together with words | Tim Parks | Books | guardian.co.uk
the kingdom of God may be in your e-reader...
‘My old dream of a possessionless library, unencumbered and mobile, seems possible again. The very meaning of the word “book” has become something more powerful, dynamic, and accessible than ever before.’ Nathan Schneider, In Defense of The Memory Theater This is a thoughtful essay on the implications of future reading practice. After discussing the Kindle and iPad’s...
Guardian Books podcast includes Christos Tsiolkas... →
TO:LISTEN. (Note to self on July 17 - get a shimmy on!)
Almost a decade ago, Elmore Leonard published his 10 Rules of Writing in the New...– Janet Fitch’s 10 rules for writers | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times
Woody Guthrie, "This Land Is Your Land" (Great... →
Heh. Nothing wikified here. Mr Guthrie’s birthday was on Bastille Day.
to be read, to be read
INTERVIEW: N. Katherine Hayles, Material Girl. by Roy Christopher | newmediafix.net As mentioned by Benjamin Laird, in the comments here. Also the CAL/Meanjin article, “The CultureState”, by Guy Rundle from the latest Meanjin, available online.
18 Photography Tumblrs that Rock | Escape Into... →
so I guess I will be slowly checking them out. One of them first found the Edward Gorey book covers series on Flickr, after all.
The comparison to Pynchon is not made lightly. On the surface, Kid’s wanderings...– The Millions : Difficult Books: Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany Something else to read in the sweet hereafter. I do like this series from The Millions, it’s very good.
Now the sun is struggling to penetrate thick cloud cover, and the Sweet Alice is...– hi spirits: Western Australian Forecast Areas Map Yair, I know - I should be blogging like this too. I always enjoy Andrew Burke’s blog.
STEVE MARTIN'S TOUR RIDER LEAKED! -... →
I did think I had already made a note of this somewhere, before the Wheeler Centre blogged it! but no.
What Vint Cerf Sees In the Internet's Future, for... →
ReadWriteWeb has excerpted ten minutes of an 80 minute talk given by Vint Cerf recently inside Google, on Reimagining the Internet.They’re content merely to talk about Augmented Reality, the Internet of Things & the Interplanetary Web.
World* domination beckons! Newspaper Club now... →
WE (Orstraylians) ARE SPECIAL.
70 Percent Royalty Option for Kindle Digital Text... →
Hmm, I wonder how long this will last!!! via Arcade Gazette, on Twitter.
Ariel: The Restored Edition, where liveth a... →
One can read the whole foreword on the Harper Collins website which is extremely kind of them (click on the orange Read now, below the cover, to go to a reader which is best viewed in full screen.) I first encountered this in a local library and was simply blown away by Hughes’ foreword - it is judicious, loving, clearsighted and deeply moving.
bright stones on a dark path from my neighbour, a... →
Never tell how long or dark someone’s road is or what might lie around the next bend… …you can’t forget that highway, not for a minute, because, let’s face it we are all on a journey. At different stages in our lives that road may be rocky, lonesome, smooth, downhill or twisted. The only thing keeping us going might be the little brightly coloured stones we find...
Don Giovanni on a shoestring (I think that should... →
Goodness, this poet writes a mean blogpost. This is just terrific. If you are in Prague you’d best check out this marionette production of Don Giovanni. If not, just read George Szirtes’ review.
Once upon a life: Michael Morpurgo writes in The... →
Dear me. The minute he describes this child who doesn’t speak, I know what my reaction will be when he does. I am somewhat annoyed he made a book out of it at first flush, but now I’ve pulled myself together, I might just read it.
A certain amount of staginess is the price he pays for this in-depth look at...– Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett | Book review by Christopher Tayler in The Guardian …or should that be Union City Blue? thinking about reading this sometime.