Grab and go literary goodness for your busy lifestyle ...
-- Al Aronowitz, the man who introduced Bob Dylan to the Beatles and helped popularize Beat literature and culture with his series of articles in the NY Post has died
-- In the Summer Reading 2005 feature on NPR, librarian Nancy Pearl offers up 10 memoirs
that are worth a look. The list includes some beat-flavored picks
, such as Joyce Johnson's Minor Characters
and Hettie Jones' How I Became Hettie Jones
-- A pen and ink sketch of poet Ted Hughes
by none other than also-poet Sylvia Plath will be up for auction this fall
in London. The sketch is part of a sale that will feature hundreds of musician, writer and artist portraits from the collection of manuscript expert Roy Davids. It is unknown whether the sketch includes a Sharpie-pen mustache and devil horns.
-- A few months ago we mentioned
the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse
was slated to be closed. It seems protesters have managed to save the lighthouse for now
, with some minor changes to its operation. I know I will be sleeping a lot better now.