The Book

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]