-- The Guardian has an interview with Gary Snyder
about environmental and social responsibility that is absolutely worth reading, especially if you love Gary Snyder like I love Gary Snyder (though I don't think this is a requirement).
-- Media conglomerate Gannett will use USA Today brand for book publishing
. I talked to Caryn
about this earlier and she made me wonder if this means that when I go on vacation and open my hotel room door, I'll find a stack of books sitting outside in the morning.
-- Pop Matters has a review of Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach that makes me want to read the book.
-- Michael Ondaatje on writing and Divisadero
. Interesting. Plus, I really like typing "Ondaatje." Ondaatje. Ondaatje
. Okay, I'll stop.
has an interview with author Pagan Kennedy
about her latest, The First Man-Made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth Century Medical Revolution
-- Maud Newton on Somerset Maugham
-- There's a review in the L.A. Times of Varieties of Disturbance by Lydia Davis
and says that the collection "poses a series of word problems for the existentially challenged" which really sounds like my kind of book.
-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." (That's Picasso or T.S. Eliot or maybe someone else... take your pick.) And here's a review of a book about plagiarism
-- American Idol: Writer Version
(New York Magazine style).
-- For some light reading, here's a little something about morality and Immanuel Kant and stuff like that
-- And finally, farewell, Miss Snark