Czesław Miłosz was a Lithuanian poet of Polish extraction (and he made sure to let people know this). His poetry was powerful and highly affected by his sufferings inside of the Soviet Union, as well as his later embrace of Roman Catholicism. The Washington Post reviews the above-listed book here.
I admit that I picked up Miguel Ángel Asturias’s 1963 novel Mulata de Tal because of the cover and blurb alone. This 1982 translation is by Gregory Rabassa, and part of a series of Latin American authors that Avon/Bard put out in really cool attractive mass market paperbacks in the 1980s. The titles can be […]
TED2017 begins on Monday in Vancouver, Canada, and will explore the theme “The Future You.” If the future you is anything like the future us, you are likely curled up in a big cushy chair right now, devouring the contents of a book that flips your thinking. Below, some reading suggestions from the speaker program. […]
Expect to see John Batchelor’s podcast links here. He does stunning work interviewing authors, and you can tell he’s actually read the book he’s discussing on his radio program. You can see the podcast page here, or listen to the program immediately here. To purchase the book, buy it from Amazom.com here.
Books as works of art in and of themselves. Remarkable. Simon Brown makes books look… desirable! Many thanks to my friend Al Clark, whose group is a goldmine for oddities, especially when it comes to music. We may be miles apart politically, but this gorgeous photo set, like music, brings us into agreement. Credit to […]
Dangerous Minds posts an article on all the interesting covers that William S. Burroughs managed to score for his books.