A Few Good Links

Tom from Pazzo Books always has some interesting things up on his blog. Todays post is about food – Blanc Manger to be more specific. I guess book sellers need to eat too.

Slate brings us A Tough Choice.

Here is your chance to weigh in on one of the most troubling dilemmas in contemporary literary culture. I know I’m hopelessly conflicted about it. It’s the question of whether the last unpublished work of Vladimir Nabokov, which is now reposing unread in a Swiss bank vault, should be destroyed—as Nabokov explicitly requested before he died

The Alternative Reel brings us the Top Ten Drunk American Writers

Our favorite place to view inspired, intelligent video presentations is far and away Ted Talks.

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1 thought on “A Few Good Links”

  1. I can understand the authors wish completely. The problem is one of posterity, with unfinished works, other people are hired to fill in the gaps and finish the authors work. The editors also rewrite the authors words. The work becomes not the authors words but interpretations by others of the authors words. It creates a false impression of an authors work. The loss of ability to determine what you spoke is a terrible experience for an author and an authors family. In essence, the authors last word ceases being their own. Yes, it should be destroyed. If Nabokov had designated someone to finish his writing it would have been a different story.

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