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.
  • 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’.
  • 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.
  • Mathematical study claims contemporary authors don’t care about classic literature. Should we trust statistics or ask the writers themselves?
  • Anatomical sculptures made purely from typewriters, by Jeremy Mayer.
  • Destino. A Dali and Disney collaboration:

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