This Week’s Reading, 3.6.12
Jubilee writers, some terrifying children’s books, poetry by Ryan Quinn Flanagan, The Great Gatsby trailer and much more…
- Leader image: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Dorothea Tanning (1943)
- Massimo Bartolini, The Bookyard. An outdoor library and work of art.
- Writer’s block- from Virginia Woolf to Eminem.
- 60 years ago Elizabeth became Queen. All born in 1952, writers Hilary Mantel, William Boyd, Andrew Motion and Sean O’Brien reflect on ‘growing up Elizabethan’.
- The most terrifying children’s books from around the world.
- James Joyce’s ‘notoriously difficult’ Ulysses has been dramatised by Radio 4.
- “Every book I write is just my own personal deal, my own trip through something as I basically try to figure something out”. JR Helton is interviewed on his latest book Drugs.
- A preview of Baz Luhrmann’s adaption of The Great Gatsby.
- Mathematical study claims contemporary authors don’t care about classic literature. Should we trust statistics or ask the writers themselves?
- A Thing for the Ladies, by Ryan Quinn Flanagan.
- What’s on your to-do list? Compare it to Thomas Edison’s.
- Anatomical sculptures made purely from typewriters, by Jeremy Mayer.
- Destino. A Dali and Disney collaboration: