after a thumbs up from @harmlessfraud, I’m going to read ‘Under the Volcano’ by Malcolm Lowry # Nick Cave talks to the Guardian about ‘The Death of Bunny Munro’ http://bit.ly/wnUND # From the TMO archives – John Banville and the reigning spirit of the novel, thanatos http://bit.ly/oOBUy # Mark Sarvas writes about E. Annie Proulx’s [...]
The TMO Litblog
The TMO litblog is a collection of short posts, reviews, and tweets dedicated to literary fiction and book news.
Man Booker shortlist is announced http://bit.ly/1fNsw # Powered by Twitter Tools.
Fintan O’Toole talking about Flann O’Brien http://bit.ly/4lOOeB # And O’Toole’s article on Flann O’Brien – Oblomov in Dublin http://bit.ly/1hjFD # ‘I still think if a book does not confront the crisis of purpose in contemporary life then it must go to the bin’ http://bit.ly/qFUCW # Powered by Twitter Tools.
publishers don’t like short stories unless they are VERY high concept, or by someone very strange, famous or Indian http://bit.ly/vMgZ2 # using poetry to sell cars – the Ford Faberge’ that never was http://bit.ly/vMgZ2 # “surely everyone (probably even Dan Brown) can agree that beyond high and low art there is also pure shit” http://bit.ly/qOOwU [...]
Should the laws of physics apply to a novel? There are readers who, not without reason, demand that yes, the laws of gravity, and thermodynamics must apply at all times if the work is to be taken seriously. For example, if a character is to cross a room, they should do so – with or [...]
RT @tweetmeme Cal – Bernard McLaverty | Is there a book in this blog? http://bit.ly/Ky1qk # “it’s so serious, it’s so morally weighted that it could kill a novel”. Ian McEwan’s next subject: climate change http://bit.ly/9IDpv # RT @tweetmeme The Engineer of Human Souls | Is there a book in this blog? http://bit.ly/nJG1g # #bookgiveaway [...]
Picador are giving away a proof copy of John Banville’s latest novel The Infinities http://bit.ly/10zA98 # Raymond Chandler’s gin gimlet (an approximation): http://bit.ly/RhFxA RT @MaudNewton # Man Booker longlist announced http://bit.ly/OYbcV # Are the Booker judges an ‘ethnicaly pure, upper middle class cartel’? http://bit.ly/Z2JRG # Giles Coren doesn’t hit back angrily at Mr Barry’s review? [...]
“I mean it really should be as close to idling as possible.” Joseph O’Neill on writing http://bit.ly/UOVIU # We like the sound of Bolano’s By Night in Chile http://bit.ly/XB76T # Which UK politician is the obvious choice for novelisation? http://bit.ly/M0XXP # More comments on the ‘Towards a Poetics of Anger’ essay http://bit.ly/sF04g # Unfinished Graham [...]
writing has become a weapon http://bit.ly/10vEmi # 10 guidelines for structuring a short story http://bit.ly/xF2Cx # Reviewing the reviewers – the debate continues http://bit.ly/YXDcY # Off now to finish ‘Last train to liguria’ by Christine Dwyer Hickey # that should have been ‘from liguria’ of course – apologies # Extract from Leviathan, winner of the [...]