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Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Hemingway’s “Feast” more moveable than first realized # Faulkner trivia – he wanted to use coloured inks in ‘The Sound and the Fury’ to delineate multiple time periods # William Burroughs and Susan Sontag on meeting Beckett # Irish novelist Sean O’Reilly interviewed in TMO # On MATG, Niven Govinden wants […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Fragments shored against my ruin: @harmlessfraud takes a look at Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture # Censoring an Iranian Love Story # Ha Jin talks about the mother of all mother-in-law stories RT @GrantaMag # Wallace had less in common with Eggers and Franzen than he did with Dostoevsky and Joyce […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

- Metempsychosis, he said, frowning. It’s Greek: from the Greek. That means the transmigration of souls. # – O, rocks! she said. Tell us in plain words. # 9:15AM; “Kingstown pier,” Stephen said. “Yes, a disappointed bridge.” RT @UlyssesSeen # A good introduction to Joyce’s Ulysses, from the TMO archives, for Bloomsday # Bloomin’ […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Samuel Beckett’s Postmodern Fictions – an essay by Brian Finney # Sean O’Casey – Portrait of the Artist as an Outsider # Dublin author Trevor Byrne interviewed about his debut novel Ghosts and Lightning # Cormac McCarthy’s Paradox of choice # From the TMO archives – Nadeem Aslam, writing against terror # Laila Lalami on […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Kate Atkinson would, money permitting, prefer to write and not be published # Stuart Evers is allergic to AS Byatt # Revisioning ‘The Great Gatsby’, an essay by Susan Bell (via the elegant variation) # From the Hay festival audio archive -John Mullan & how the novel works # Eduardo Galeano […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Blogtrotter review of Michel Faber’s ‘The Fire Gospel’ # Litblogs on Kindle? A lot of fuss about nothing, according to the Literary Saloon # In case you were searching for an online comic-book adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses # And from the same people, as we run up to bloomsday it’s worth following […]

Litblog’s Literary tweets – 18th – 24th May

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

The Times takes a look at Faber’s history, as the publisher celebrates its 80th birthday # The telegraph turns great literature into tweets # Ruth Padel is the first female Oxford professor of poetry # Trailer for Art Spiegelman new book ‘Be a nose’a rare glimpse at the secret scribblings of an American original. # […]

The Acid House by Irvine Welsh

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Frank O’Connor, one of the masters of the form, was repeatedly asked what differentiated a short story from a novel or novella, and over the course of his career he come up with some interesting answers. For example, interviewed by the Paris Review he suggested that one of the crucial dividing lines was not length, […]

Lewis Hyde – The Gift (get a free copy)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

So, yesterday I took some of our own TMO advice (doled out by our twitter feed @litblog) and joined publisher Canongate’s site I did it out of curiosity, but also for another simple reason – they’re giving away a free download of Lewis Hyde’s book The Gift. Hyde’s book has a cult following already, […]

Paul Auster’s Man in the Dark

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Sometimes I wish that, when buying a book in a book store, you were automatically given a complimentary title – that is to say, a book that will help you read the one you’ve just bought, as opposed to the ‘like this? you’ll love that’ recommendation. For example, with Paul Auster’s Man in the Dark, […]