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61 blogs about Books and literature. Page 3 of 4.

  1. New Critique
    A journal of critical and creative writing. By Josh Mcloughlin, James Mcloughlin, Daunish Negargar, et al. 🇬🇧 More info

    [Review] The Year in Books 2023 — James McLoughlin
    "What I often find as I make my way through the year in books is that I am prone to zig-zagging between different styles and genres. I couldn’t imagine reading the same type of book …
    By New Critique, 53 words
  2. of Resonance
    A sub-continuation of This Space. This space of resonance. More info

    [For Blanchot] the essence of technology, which enables the repetition or the reproduction of the…
    [For Blanchot] the essence of technology, which enables the repetition or the reproduction of the artwork … is located in the abyss from which the call of the Sirens and the whale [Moby-Dick] emanates. To …
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  3. Peter Harrington Journal
    Where rare books live. 🇬🇧 More info

    Shackleton’s South: is my copy a first edition?
    Ernest Shackleton embarked on four journeys to the Antarctic in his lifetime, and his aptly-named Endurance expedition was his third and perhaps most challenging. South (1919) is the first printing of his account of the …
    By Winifred, 857 words
  4. Pluralistic
    Daily links from Cory Doctorow – No trackers, no ads. Black type, white background. Privacy policy: we don't collect or retain any data at all ever period. 🇺🇸 More info

    Pluralistic: The majority of censorship is self-censorship; The Bezzle excerpt (Part V) (22 Feb 2024)
    Today's links The majority of censorship is self-censorship: …But the majority of self-censorship is intentionally cultivated by an outside power. The Bezzle excerpt (Part V): Keep your hands at 10 and 2. Hey look at …
    By Cory Doctorow, 4,643 words
  5. The Public Domain Review
    Online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas. 🇬🇧 More info

    “The Substantiality of Spirit”: Georgiana Houghton’s Pictures from the Other Side
    When Georgiana Houghton first exhibited her paintings at a London gallery in 1871, their wild eddies of colour and line were unlike anything the public had seen before — nor would see again until the …
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  6. Reading Sheffield | Blog
    All the books of our lives. 🇬🇧 More info

    On the Road with Reading Sheffield
    By Margaret Bennett I recently spent a few days in Italy, in the city of Bologna. One of Bologna’s nicknames is ‘Bologna la Dotta’ or ‘Bologna the Learned’, as it houses the oldest university in …
    By Val Hewson, 380 words
  7. Reeding Lessons: the Henry Reed research blog
    An armchair attempt to track down and catalog everything ever written by (and about) the poet Henry Reed (1914-1986). 🇬🇧 More info

    By Reeding Lessons, 2 words
  8. ResoluteReader NEW
    One man's odyssey through the world of books. More info

    Arthur Ransome - Great Northern
    Rereading Arthur Ransome's Great Northern led me to decide that it is perhaps the finest of the Swallows and Amazons stories. Yet when I read these books as a child I was not that found …
    By Resolute Reader, 80 words
  9. Shiny New Books
    What to Read Next and Why. By Annabel Gaskell, Harriet Devine. 🇬🇧 More info

    In Italy, by Cynthia Zarin
    Review by Rob Spence This is a curious little book, which shouldn’t really work, but does, offering the reader a delightful series of fresh impressions gleaned from the writer’s engagement with Italy, and in particular …
    By Shiny New Books, 515 words
  10. Staircase Wit
    a blog primarily about books. By Constance. 🇺🇸 More info

    Five Things including a Book Sale
    Last week, my mother and I attended an author event at Boston College featuring Celeste Ng, which we enjoyed. BC has a freshman seminar in which many read Ng’s first novel, Everything I Never Told …
    By CLM, 399 words
  11. The Stone and the Shell
    Using large digital libraries to advance literary history. By Ted Underwood. 🇺🇸 More info

    Can language models predict the next twist in a story?
    While distant reading has taught us a lot about the history of fiction, it hasn’t done much yet to explain why we keep turning pages. “Suspense” is the word we use to explain that impulse. …
    By tedunderwood, 66 words
  12. Tim Boucher
    Questionable content, possibly linked. 🇨🇦 More info

    All Robot & Computers Must Shut The Hell Up Meme
    Two separate people sent me this meme in different, but obviously parallel, conversations today, the one about how computers should not speak to them, because something something divine being. When something appears as a strong …
    By Tim B., 686 words
  13. Time's Flow Stemmed
    Wild reading…. 🇺🇸 More info

    Thoughts on Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G. H.
    To escape the neutral, I had long since forsaken the being for the persona, for the human mask. When I humanized myself, I’d freed myself from the desert. I’d freed myself from the desert, yes, …
    By Anthony, 433 words
  14. Tony's Reading List
    Too lazy to be a writer - Too egotistical to be quiet. 🇦🇺 More info

    ‘Vengeance is Mine’ by Marie NDiaye (Review)
    With the announcement of this year’s International Booker Prize longlist just around the corner, my mind is turning towards books that might make the cut, and today’s choice is one I think has a pretty …
    By Tony, 1,388 words
  15. Travel Between The Pages
    The Intersection of Travel, Books & Art. By Brian D. Butler. 🇺🇸 More info

    Mainly Miscellany
    Who knew that Edward Gorey designed the sets for the U.S. revival of the 1924 stage play Dracula ? I certainly did not, but this fascinating article on the terrific CrimeReads blog does a deep …
    By Brian D. Butler, 501 words
  16. The Untranslated
    A blog about literature not yet available in English. By Andrei. 🇺🇸 More info

    Graduate School (Aspirantūra) by Margarita Perveņecka
    Ever since I first learnt about C. P. Snow’s lecture The Two Cultures and the heated debate around it, I have been fascinated by the possibilities offered by any text or work of art that …
    By The Untranslated, 50 words
  17. Verso
    Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world. 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 More info

    Dastardly Theology: Andrew Drummond & Eleanor Janega
    VersoBooks · Dastardly Theology | Andrew Drummond & Eleanor Janega Welcome back to the third season of The Verso Podcast! To kick off this run of shiny new episodes we’re taking a bit of a …
    By Anjali Modhvadia, 437 words
  18. Vertigo
    Where literature and art intersect, with an emphasis on W.G. Sebald and literature with embedded photographs. More info

    “So much to regret”: Gabriel Josipovici’s “The Cemetery at Barnes”
    “Friends who had known him in the old days would comment on the uncanny resemblance between his two wives.” Cracking open Gabriel Josipovici’s novel The Cemetery in Barnes (Carcanet, 2018), we are immediately ushered into …
    By Terry, 1,662 words
  19. A Working Library
    A blog about work, reading & technology. By Mandy Brown. 🇺🇸 More info

    Treacle Walker
    Treacle Walker by Alan Garner (4th Estate, 2021) “Ragbone! Ragbone! Any rags! Pots for rags! Donkey stone!” opens this strange and miraculous tale, which somehow reads as part fairy tale, part fantasy, and part lyrical …
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  20. Wynken de Worde
    Sarah Werner’s blog about reading, early modern books, and digital tools. 🇺🇸 More info

    reading in grief and hope
    I’ve been writing these posts since 2015, and, especially in recent years, I keep asking the same question: what is time anyway? This year is no different. Or, it is different because there are new …
    By Sarah Werner, 1,132 words