literature

The Only Copy of “Beowulf,” Might Have Disappeared into the Mists of History

July 4, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday BEOWULF “Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norm   an Conquest. More than 3,000 lines long, Beowulf relates the exploits of its eponymous hero, and his successive battles with a monster named […]

“The E-Book is a Stupid Product,” says Hachette Group CEO.

March 8, 2018, by Jack Dziamba Whither the e-Book? The e-book was introduced about 10 years ago. As sales took off, it was claimed that the e-book would soon eclipse the print book.  Indeed it was true for most of ten years.  According to the Association of American Publishers, in 2012 sales revenue from ebooks […]

The Digital Archive of Gabriel García Márquez- Publishers in the Time of Decline

January 24, 2018 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.             Photograph from the Archive – Gabriel García Márquez with Emma Castro, 1957. Gabriel García Márquez “Few writers have produced novels that are acknowledged as masterpieces not only in their own countries but all around the world. Fewer still can be said to have […]

Now, You Can Virtually Page Through Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebooks

October 11, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday.   Digital and other New Media tools have made a great amount of books available. Many are free. It is interesting to note who the developers are.  The British Library has scanned  centuries old books including the Codex Arundel, the Notebooks of Leonardo […]

Sam Shepard / Samuel Beckett – a Tribute

In this Article, we wish to celebrate his life of Sam Shepard as an Actor, Playwright, and a brief comparison of the theme and purpose of the works of Sam Shepard, and Samuel Beckett.

The Getty Saves 300+ Books

The headline above is intended to get the reader’s attention to the fact that an Art Museum, here, The Getty, has added over 300 Art Books to its Virtual Library, which are available , free, to Read Online  and to Download as a PDF. The Virtual Library “In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library […]

Children’s Books in the Digital Age

April 12, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. The Book in the New Media We have never written before about books for children. Indeed, as Kate Rix has written for Open Culture, “For all of the free literature and essays available online, a surprisingly small amount is geared toward children. Even […]