In our morning reading: adapting “Brave New World,” an interview with Colin Dickey, and more.
Morning Bites: Purim Hunger Games, Updike Reissued, Letters From Huxley, “Keep Calm and Carry On,” And More
What the Jewish holiday of Purim (which begins tonight) has in common with the Hunger Games trilogy by Abigail Miller at Tablet. John Updike is getting reissued for his birthday. What did Aldous Huxley think of George Orwell’s 1984? He wrote his former student a letter to tell him. Slate talks about the #jonathanfranzenhates Twitter hashtag after Jami Attenberg finds out J. Franz doesn’t like Twitter. Critical Mob takes a look at Jewish literature from the 1950s to today. The history of […]
Morning Bites: Charlie Sheen Poetry, Jamie Iredell Playlist, Stephen King on JFK, Blade Runner 2 and More
Of course Charlie Sheen put out a book of poetry. Of course he did. Jamie Iredell gives Largehearted Boy a playlist for his latest book, The Book of Freaks. James Yeh takes a look at some of his favorite highlights from Open City Magazine. Stephen King’s going to write a novel about the JFK assassination. Aldous Huxley’s children’s book is re-published. Blade Runner 2. This sounds like a really awful idea.
Bites: Fitzgerald’s penis, remembering Frank McCourt, Dave Eggers is popular, mad props, and Huxley on vacation
“if a descendant of F. Scott Fitzgerald demands the removal of the chapter in “A Moveable Feast” about the size of Fitzgerald’s penis…” There is more controversy about Scribner letting Hemingway’s grandson rework A Moveable Feast, and it has yielded that great quote above. Salon remembers Frank McCourt. Time interviews Dave Eggers. John Darnielle gives mad props to Brandon Stousy’s metal column over at Pitchfork. I love the title “Huxley packed light and would’ve love-hated the internet“. Tobias at The […]