This Week’s Reading, 10.3.12
What left us out for the count this week:
- This upcoming art auction (in Romania, sadly), featuring – amongst many worthy others – the work of Nicolae Tonitza (above: portion of ‘Coadă la pâine’ or, ‘The Bread Line’).
- Death row inmate under investigation for writing and selling books from his cell.
- Harry Crews, literary hardass.
- Charts, maps and diagrams, as drawn by famous writers – Nabokov, Kerouac, Heller and friends nerd out.
- The Beat the Dust Bookshop. This is the good stuff.
- Reflections on Guy de Maupassant’s Bel Ami from Dolly at Book Me …
- The latest BULL, out now with work from Chuck Klosterman, Curtis Dawkins, Padgett Powell and Nick Bertelson. There’s also a new BULL tumblr (tumBULLr) and, for subscribers, free … leather coasters (really).
- The Composites, a blog dedicated to creating images of literary characters using law enforcement composite sketch software and their in-book descriptions.
- Terrific post at 50 Watts on late Dutch illustrator Peter Vos and his otherwordly work.
- Food, by Jan Švankmajer:
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