Sunday, 29 June 2008

The Prague Revue is back!

Prague's literary journal, The Prague Revue, has been relaunched.

After a hiatus of a few years, edition number 8 is out, and features work by Ivan Klima, Jay Rubin, Gerald Turner and some waste of editorial space called Lewis Crofts.

Click here and support an important publication in one of Europe's most important cultural centres.

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Saturday, 28 June 2008

A Rotted Pit in a Peach

This is the kind of imagery I like. It's not mine. It's this lady's. GimmeBackMyCoat.

Click here for her journal and a lyrical description of the hollow feeling that you have when finishing a book.

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Saturday, 14 June 2008

The Shropshire Star

Shropshire, the county of numerous stars: Charles Darwin, Clive of India, Wilfred Owen and... wait for it... T'Pau (picture right).

And it is also the county of the Shropshire Star which has recently published this article. Click here.

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Flattery gets you everywhere

The most insightful and respected blog in the literary community – Uncool – has produced this long-awaited analysis of the cross-over of writing and aesthetics. Click here.

It is to be applauded...and is proof that flattery gets you everywhere.

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Sunday, 1 June 2008

3 for 2: choose well

The dilemma: the PoV is released this week in pocket paperback format and will be available in the '3 for 2' offer at Waterstones.

But if you get your mum and dad a copy each, what to do with the third one? Oh, the choice, I hear you cry through cyber-hell. Oh, the dilemma of variety. Oh, the onus of selection... whatever. Well, some ideas:

1) a sacred text as the basis for a polygamous cult in a Norfolk enclave
2) slip inside a Mills&Boon cover and give it to your gran
3) give to that guy in the tight trousers who smiles at you in the tube
4) a fire-lighter for a sacrificial pyre in your back-garden
5) grind down with extract of thyme and use as a cure for baldness
6) douse in petrol and hurl through a library window
7) reading

Any other suggestions, write them on the back of a copy of the book and send them to my enclave in Norfolk.

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