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The TMO Litblog

The TMO litblog is a collection of short posts, reviews, and tweets dedicated to literary fiction and book news.

The Last Train from Liguria – Christine Dwyer Hickey

Friday, July 17th, 2009

It’s refreshing to hear an author declare in no uncertain terms that they don’t like the cover of their novel. M.J. Hyland did exactly that on a recent radio interview when asked about her latest novel This is How. Not, presumably because there’s anything wrong with the cover per se – it’s an elegant and […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Amazon now in tax dispute with Japan. RT @roncharles # extract from Mausolée Rouja Lazarova looks back at three generations of women under communism # July issue of Words Without Borders is on Memory and Lies # Humble yourself and take the GCSE literature quiz at the BBC # celebrate […]

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 […]

Fup – a modern fable by Jim Dodge

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

There was virtually nothing I liked about Jim Dodge’s Fup when it arrived at my door. A blurb from the Independent on Sunday telling me ‘You’ll love it’, coupled with the sub-title ‘A modern fable’, had me close to shredding it with extreme prejudice. Three things stopped me, though – the peculiarly grumpy looking duck […]

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. # […]

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