bank toaster • How to create Elephant Dung paper
worth reading • from the Guardian Julian Barnes looks back at the 150 year old Madam Bovary.
worth hearing • from NPR a feature on Qiu Xiaolong’s English-language gritty Shanghai detective novels.
naughty audio • from NPR Dana Shuster was a celebrated Vietnam war-era military nurse who wrote poetry about her experiences. One of her poems was read by Vice President Al Gore when the Vietnam Women’s Memorial was dedicated in 1993. But it turns out she was never a nurse, never in the military and never in Vietnam. what IS it with literary frauds lately? is there something in the ink?
google gobbling • University in Madrid becomes the first Spanish-language library to join the Google Books Library Project but unlike some of Google’s partners in the United States, however, the library will only allow scanning of public domain works
lost and found • more from NPR – Scott Simon takes a moment to note the discovery of a previously unknown work by Robert Frost. The work was discovered by a graduate student at the University of Virginia.