I think a book should be judged 10 years later, after reading and re-reading it....– Umberto Eco in The Guardian (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
If it’s going to be a world with no time for sentiment, it’s not a world that I...– George Falconer (A Single Man)
Kerouac's 'lost' debut novel is published 70 years... →
thelifeguardlibrarian: The American beat generation author Jack Kerouac is said to have spent just eight days on active service in the US merchant marines on board the SS Dorchester in 1942; but his short stay furnished him with notes for his first novel and, after nearly 70 years, it has now been published for the first time. The 158-page The Sea is my Brother, a tale of two young men...
W. W. Norton: Was Caravaggio a Pimp? →
wwnorton: “Well, that would be the advantage of being a pimp would be that—you know, it may well be that—I’m pretty positive that Caravaggio slept with Fillide. I mean, it seems highly likely that he did. The paintings that he does of her are charged with sexual feeling. He was also sexually attracted to…
Six writers and their book-collecting habits →
This article is all kinds of awesome. thelifeguardlibrarian: Gary Shteyngart, Philip Pullman, Claire Messud, James Wood, Junot Díaz, and Edmund White
Don't Forget...Craig Thompson at The Book Cellar...
You should go to this if you’re available. bookcellar: Just a reminder, graphic novelist Craig Thompson (Habibi, Blankets, Good-Bye Chunky Rice, Carnet de Voyage) will be discussing and signing his new book, Habibi. I just finished reading it and it’s pretty astounding. Come early to grab a seat and a beer (or wine, or coffee or a book!)
I’m finishing up a collection of short stories. They are all linked by the fact...– This is why I love Sam Lipsyte. Sam Lipsyte : The New Yorker (via peterwknox) Best possible gimmick. (via mcnallyjackson)
I ran into a lady in the supermarket in Florida. Old lady. There’re lot of old...– Stephen King, in the WSJ (via lazybookreviews)
austinkleon: thenearsightedmonkey: Lynda Barry talks about how she writes books “People ask me where I get my ideas…I don’t know.”
Craig Thompson discussing his breathtaking HABIBI →