The Book

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 […]

The Paris Review Video: Karl Ove Knausgaard Discusses His First Book, … and What It Did To Him

March 1, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Posr Goes Up Every Wednesday The Paris Review has launched a video series, “My First Time,” where artists discuss their “First Work,”and the effect it has had on them as artists.  In the video above Karl Ove Knausgaard talks about writing his first book, Ute av verden (Out […]

Vladimir Nabokov [Christopher Plummer] Teaches Kafka at Cornell

November 9, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba The Metamorphosis – A Study: Nabokov on Kafka (Played by Christopher Plummer) Nabokov, Kafka, and You In this era of shortening attention spans, the following is quite meaningful, “The most dangerous thing about an academic education is that it enables my tendency to […]

Beyond Words – Whither the Book c. 1400?

Whither the Book in the 1400s? Just as we, today wonder about the continued existence of the Print Book, ” Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books,” at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, deftly puts this “new” wonder into perspective, “Just as we question today whether printed books will become extinct in the digital age, this […]

Majority of Americans are still reading print books | Pew Research Center Report

September 7, 2016, by Jack Dziamba – New Post Every Wednesday. WHITHER THE BOOK? On September 1, 2016, the Pew Research Center released a Surevy Report titled “Book Reading 2016,” by Andrew Perrin. THE OVERALL CONCLUSION: “The share of Americans who have read a book in the last year is largely unchanged since 2012; more […]

Download 336 Issues of the Avant-Garde Magazine The Storm (1910-1932), Featuring the Work of Kandinsky, Klee, Moholy-Nagy & More

June 8, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba  Whither the Book? While e-book publishing remains in a static state and the sale and use of e-readers has declined, the  “Old New Media” of the internet has makes available, for free, an immense trove of both Literature and Art which we have […]

WHITHER MACBETH and MUCH of the REST?

April 20, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba Shakespeare’s First Folio: “The greatest work in English literature.” WHEREFORE ART THOU, MACBETH? ArtDaily -The “First Folio” was published in 1623 — just seven years after Shakespeare’s death — preserving “Macbeth” and 17 other works that were never published in the Bard’s lifetime […]