[Music] merch David J – Rene Halkett – Nothing/Armour (20th Anniversary Re​-​issue)

Many years ago, my brother and I shared a book on Bauhaus that was probably put together by a fan of the band.  It had mentioned some rare curios like a 7-inch recording of band bassist David J collaborating with a member of the original Weimar Bauhaus movement in Germany, René Halkett, who had been […]

[Literature] My Second-Ever Chinese Language Book Purchase

You may have noticed a severe dearth if posts here at AMOT… That’s because I moved to China to do a bit of work. Since I’m here, I thought I’d raid the local bookstore, translator in hand, and see if I could find something that would inspire me to finally learn Chinese. Here is the […]

[Literature] Palabra De Borges

Youtube provides some of the most amazing treasures… For those of you who are comfortable with Castilian Spanish, this is the final interview conducted by Argentine fabulist Jorge Luis Borges. The host, Raul Burzaco, completed this for ATC Studios in June of 1985. Two legends speaking.

[Literature] MH Abrams, Norton anthology founder, influential critic, dead at age 102

Meyer Howard Abrams, the legendary literary critic, teacher and founder of W. W. Norton and the Norton Anthology of English Literature, has passed on. The Guardian prints his obituary here.

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

Sure, people thought he was corny, and some of his poems were a bit… well… difficult to read without either giggling or smirking on occasion. But those albums of his… Truly masterful easy listening. RIP, Rod McKuen. News on his passing can be read here, courtesy of Yahoo!