This Week’s Reading, 8.4.12
This week: Austin Osman Spare, edible and smokable books, author portraits from Carl Kohler and more.
- Blood artist Jordan Eagles (this week’s leader image) exhibiting in New York and San Francisco from this month. [via Street Anatomy]
- On a self-indulgent note, we’ll be publishing Brian Catling‘s The Vorrh later this year. While we boot up InDesign for the fifth time this weekend, you can read more about this prolific artist, poet and writer here. Don’t miss these images from his 2008 Ingleby Gallery exhibition, Brian Catling & the head of ‘Bobby Awl’.
- Lit mag links: the fourth Revolution House went up this week, save the monies on a Burdock + Conium Review bundle, and Shoulda known better is now taking submissions.
- The extraordinary career of Austin Osman Spare, artist, visionary and magician.
- Carl Kohler’s powerful author portraits.
- How an ancient story saved lives when the 2011 Japanese tsunami hit.
- Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook turned 50.
- In the same week an edible cookbook is released, Snoop Dogg announces plans for a songbook printed on rolling papers.
- How Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Pirosh cracked Hollywood.
- David Foster Wallace writes better postcards than you.
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