My Favorite Lit-Blog Things This Week of July 20th

Over on Pechorin’s Journal, there is a discussion about the recent Kindle scandal in which Amazon deleted copies of Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm from purchasers’ Kindles.

The Mookse and The Gripes reminds me, as The Asylum and KevinFromCanada before, to read William Maxwell via his excellent review of So Long, See You Tomorrow.

Three Guys, One Book has a very interesting discussion going about the business of bookselling, if you are interested in that sort of thing.

Via 3 Quarks Daily, I found this fairly short and very interesting article about ants and rational decision-making. 3 Quarks Daily has a Thursday Poem, so it counts.

This is not really from this week (more like 2004), but I really enjoyed Jonathan Lethem’s “Super Goat Man” when I found it in The New Yorker archives several weeks ago. In fact, his “King of Sentences” was quite good too.

Last Sunday, the New York Times ran a piece about the revision of a Hemingway work by his grandson. Seems the grandson did not like Hemingway’s portrayal of his grandmother.

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