This Chain Needs a Couple of Extra Links

In a pre-Valentine’s Day pinch? Well, The Guardian has picked out its Top 10 Love poems for those in need.

Bookslut interviews Paul Murray, author of the magnificent, darkly comic Skippy Dies and finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. If you haven’t read it yet, pick it up now.

The Library of America reveals its upcoming titles for the summer and fall of 2011.

Big news on the Bolano front: The Paris Review is set to serialize his new story, The Third Reich, beginning in the Spring issue.

NPR takes a look at HBO’s production of Cormac McCarthy’s play, The Sunset Limited, airing this Saturday at 9pm.

WNYC listened in on a recent talk given by Zadie Smith on her new book reviewing gig at Harper’s.

Academy Award-winning screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana turn their literary knowhow towards the Coen.Bros adaptation of Charles Portis’ True Grit.

Long after its critical acclaim stateside, the London Review of Books pays homage to Elif Batuman’s fantastic collection of Russocentric essays, The Possessed.

Who is Teju Cole? Furthermore, what makes his debut novel, Open City, sound so good?

Salon’s Laura Miller takes a look at some disturbing statistics regarding “Literature’s Gender Gap.”

Did you know that Wallace Stevens broke his hand punching Hemingway in the jaw?

That’s all for now!




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3 responses to “This Chain Needs a Couple of Extra Links

  1. Joe

    Thanks for the cornucopia of literary insights, news and trivia.

  2. Josh–

    You can find out more about Teju Cole at

    And he’ll be on NPR’s Weekend Edition on Saturday, 2/12.

  3. Posted on Your are not worthless. You mean the world to sonomee. You just need to find out who. And don’t ever try to take your life ever you are loved by more people than you think.

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