“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
one book, one world – Chicago will join with All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow to create an Internet book club, moderated by CPL librarians to discuss One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich which is the first selection of the “One Book, One Moscow” program in Chicago’s sister city. Patrons do not need a library card to join the discussion.
old world orders – market for foreign literature becoming more sophisticated in the Russian book market.
all at sea – the good book ship Doulos arrived in Doha Port in Qatar yesterday.
cookies – Doctorow’s The March Wins Pen/Faulkner Award
worth a listen – NPR’s round table discussion of the past, present and future of black literature.
coupleting – NPR interviews Ted Kooser who paid a call on the Hallmark folks while out touting his new book The Poetry Home Repair Manual.
a little research – interesting discussion on NPR’s Talk of the Nation on the rampant internet infection of Cut and Paste Plagiarism
fitted suit – M.H. Clark is being sued by an obscure unproduced screenplay writer for having the same plot in one of her novels.
plastic arts – China prints world’s first env-friendly plastic book.
bilateralism – The Benjamin Franklin Library is an actual circulating library in Mexico City which is apparently highly unusual in a country where books are one step up from being a luxury item.
3-day eventing – New York Comic-Con Feb 24-26th
mixed media – TV’s Lost has caused a run on surrealist author Flann O’Brien books.
banktoaster – The Font Thing a free font management software, for those of us with a font fetish. I literally h
ave thousands and this is sweeettt. No, not all installed at the same time but just in case I need them.