links for 2010-04-16

  • Bethanne Patrick interviews Kelly Corrigan. Two great women who talk great together!
  • "As a new month begins, test your knowledge of the best opening lines in literature. Find out here if you are in the first rank – or an April fool."

    Yes, well, now I know which I am. But which are you?

  • "Happy National Library Week! In honor of library week, here's a collection of threatening library signs. Librarians can be VICIOUS."

    Shhh!

  • "May in Ayemenem is a hot brooding month, where the days are long and humid, crows gorge on bright mangoes and too many overwrought descriptive passages pile up in a car-crash of a creative writing tutorial."

    Snert. Via bookslut.com

  • "That's a hint at the perspective Snyder brings to the table. He didn't so much directly address environmental issues as pour them into a bubbly stew of Japanese and Chinese language and culture, California history, personal memories of logging and hiking in the Western wilderness, geology, ecology and politics. But he's deeply concerned with environmentalism and of course is primarily considered a nature-based poet."

    Green Scene catches you up on Gary Snider's appearance at the Paramount.

  • "The winners of the annual Guggenheim Fellowships were announced yesterday, and among them are two UVA staffers: professor, literary theorist and Uses of Literature author Rita Felski, and Virginia Quarterly Review Editor and Walt Whitman scholar Ted Genoways."

    Fantastic!

  • From Maud Newton: "My review of Martin Stannard’s Muriel Spark biography appears at Barnes & Noble Review today. One of the things that struck me while reading is just how easily Spark — one of the finest and funniest novelists of the last century, or of any century — could have continued to write poetry and criticism and not tried her hand at fiction at all…."

    No "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"?? It doesn't bear thinking about.

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