[Music] Mohammed M’Rabet & Paul Bowles – The Storyteller & the Fisherman


My first introduction to the world of Paul Bowles, as well as the Sub Rosa record label, was through this disc. The combination of stories read by Bowles himself, as well as the artwork and ambiance by storyteller Mohammed M’Rabet, made it wonderful bedtime listening, allowing me to transport my mind to what a hazy, stoned Tangier must have been like in the 1950s and 60s. This aged very nicely.

[Literature/Social Commentary] We live in Philip K. Dick’s future, not George Orwell’s or Aldous Huxley’s

“Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans” is a compelling essay by Henry Farrell published today in The Boston Review. From the essay: This is not the dystopia we were promised. We are not learning to love Big Brother, who lives, if he lives at all, on a cluster of server farms, cooled by environmentally friendly technologies. […]

via We live in Philip K. Dick’s future, not George Orwell’s or Aldous Huxley’s — Biblioklept

Our friends at Biblioklept never cease to surprise.  The political junkies followed the wrong person into a future oblivion.  It was the cyberpunk Philip K. Dick who may have had the right vision all along.

[Article] Harper Lee to Publish Sophomore Novel

The risk Harper Lee took to publish a second novel is breathtaking. She essentially hit a home-run her first time at bat with To Kill A Mockingbird. She wrote nothing since, though she did help her childhood friend, Truman Capote, by doing research for his classic work, In Cold Blood.

The risk has paid off, however. Go Set A Watchman won’t be released until mid-2015, and it is already #1 over at Amazon.com.

Read Publisher’s Weekly for the announcement of Lee’s book release here.