Bites: Amy Sedaris Channel, Poe’s Birthday, I.J. Salinger and More

Amy Sedaris has her own YouTube channel.  I know, I know: it’s Poe’s birthday. But Poe has a birthday every year.  Amy Sedaris having a new YouTube channel where she makes crafts and gives us weird food recipes happens just once.

And yes, today is Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday.

Over at Tablet, Adam Kirsch talks about I.J. Singer’s newly reissued The Brothers Ashkenazi.  Some would argue that I.J. was a better writer than his Nobel winning brother, Isaac Bashevis Singer, but Kirsch isn’t here to make that argument.

If you didn’t think As I Lay Dying was going to be #1 on the list of “Top 10 Dead Bodies in Literature,” then that’s just silly.

And then there is this video of William Burroughs reading at the Haçiend.