“The Best Online Cultural Resources” (The Telegraph via A Momentary Taste of Being). I was mesmerized by Mitchell & Kenyon’s 35mm film footage of the Morecambe Seafront.
A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook posts on The Remains of the Day, a book I am eager to read.
A Commonplace Blog finds Nicole Krauss’s Great House lacking. I included it in my favorite reads of 2010 (though I have been waiting to post a review pending a re-read and finishing the ToB contenders). Mr. Meyers responds to the assertion that Krauss cannot write a bad sentence as follows: “It would be more truthful, though, to say that Krauss cannot write a simple sentence. To borrow a phrase from the late Wilfrid Sheed, as recalled by his friend John Simon in a tribute published in the Weekly Standard, her prose is ‘fine sentence-by-sentence writing at the expense of form.’” Ouch. This definitely gives me food for thought as I re-read.
Modes of Imagining the Writer of the Future (The Millions)
ANZ LitLovers Blog has started a series: Sensational Snippets. The latest contains actually sensational snippets from Bereft. Good stuff!
Egypt’s Protest Comedy Show (The Atlantic via 3 Quarks Daily) Because it is about an incredibly important moment in history.
The inimitable John Self on reviewing a debut author with the same name as an established author:
Clearly there is no writers’ equivalent of the Equity rule which means that no two actors may share the same professional name. This means that (a) the book reviewed here is by Nicholas Royle, Professor of English at the University of Sussex, author of many academic and literary works but now a debut novelist, and (b) I am currently working on a novel of my own to be published under the name Stephenie Meyer.