This week has been breezing by! I'm in a bit of a reading funk; finishing up Kiss Me Deadly which is great so far, but I find after each short story I keep pausing to savor/digest, and I'm getting through it very slowly!
This week's wanderings include...
A New York Times piece on touring writers' houses. Interesting -- but I was shocked by the author's suggestion that there are only 73 writers' houses open to the public. That's it? But then I thought back to the few literary pilgrimages I've made in the last few years -- Dashiell Hammett, H.D. -- and I remembered their houses weren't available for tour, so...maybe 73 is all there is!
The Guardian reports on Google Translate's foray into translating poetry! To make things easy, the example used is Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky'.
Beacon Press, one of my favorite publishers, has a fabulous blog; one of their employees blogs about arranged marriages and 'liberated' Indian women. Thought-provoking, and now, of course, I'm on the search for Love in a Headscarf!
A music album inspired by Anaïs Nin! (She made the list as one of my top ten favorite authors.)
A brief piece on the auction of the original art for the cover of Charlotte's Web.