From her childhood to her later life digs, Londonist has mapped the London of Virginia Woolf.
"It's a fairly simple idea," says Kitty Burns Florey, the author of Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences. "I like to call it a picture of language. It really does draw a picture of what language looks like."More: NPR
How farest thou.
I fare well thanked be god.
Whyder goest thou.
I go to the syege.
I shall bere the company.
How doth my fader.
He was at the poynt of dethe.
Gyue me breed.
Thou shalt haue ony thynge that I haue.
Drynke first and I wyll nexte.
I am sure thou louest me not.
Books that are smart and scary—just frightening enough for catharsis, and just exotic enough in their trappings that you'll probably still be able to sleep at night, if you're not lying awake thrilled by just how good they are.The only one of the ten that I've read is Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham which I reviewed here. It was unsettling but I didn't find it scary. The most terrifying book I ever read was The Charcoal Burners by Susan Musgrave. Thirty-five years later it still haunts me.
The full pages suggest that Jane Austen did not anticipate a protracted process of redrafting. With no calculated blank spaces and no obvious way of incorporating large revision or expansion she had to find other strategies – the three patches, small pieces of paper, each of which was filled closely and neatly with the new material, attached with straight pins to the precise spot where erased material was to be covered or where an insertion was required to expand the text.More: Open Culture
|Born today in 1920 author Charles Bukowski.|
When I was fifteen, I cut off the last joint of my left ring finger during a woodshop class. I was laughing at a joke while cutting a board on a table saw. The bite of the blade sent a great shock through me, and I didn’t dare look down, but the bleached faces of the other boys told me just how bad it was.Read more: The New Yorker
In this inaugural episode of Quoted‘s animated literary series for Harper Collins, the legendary Charles Bukowski talks very candidly about his writing process in a conversation that took place in 1993 during the recording of Run With the Hunted.More