Tag Archive | 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 […]

Mega Book Deal for “Les Mis”

Les Misérables was born of one of the riskiest—and shrewdest—deals in publishing history. In Hugo, Inc., The Paris Review March 23, 2017, Nina Martyris writes, “In a new book, The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables’, the professor and translator David Bellos condenses tranches of research into a gripping tale about […]

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 […]

James Joyce Live! James Joyce Reads ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ from Finnegans Wake

October 19, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba. James Joyce Reads ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’ from Finnegans Wake Many of us have gone to an author’s “reading,” only to feel that the author “just read it,” many times  in a monotone, without inflection or character. Not so with this reading by James […]

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 […]

Listen to 60+ Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify

New Post goes up Every Wednesday Listen to 60+ Free, High-Quality AudioBooks of Classic Literature on Spotify: Austen, Dickens, Tolstoy & More* * Or, “Where mainstream e-book publishers fear to tread.” Re-blogged from OpenCulture, Feb. 4, 2015. OpenCulture remains one of the best blogs on the internet.   “Where music goes, technologically speaking, audio books soon […]