Bird, Critic, Blog

1. Owls in the wind.

2. Derrida on fear of writing.

“Nothing intimidates me when I write. I say what I think must be said.”

3. Blog

“In the “do” camp: James Wood (critic, novelist, subject of YouTube “finger drum” video) and John Lanchester (journalist, novelist, proud owner of new iPad). In the “don’t” camp: Colm Toibin (novelist, teacher, enthusiastic chronicler of gay chat-room culture), who claims such an aversion to phones, mobile or not, that he’s grateful that in the Age of the Internet, we have e-mail, which “doesn’t ring.” [Issue at hand? Ownership of an e-reading device]

CUNY organizes an endangered-language program. “New York is such a rich laboratory for languages on the decline that the City University Graduate Center is organizing an endangered-languages program.”

Not a Moleskin endorsement.

Praise for Translators.

70 Classic American Package Designs from the Early 20th Century.

–Anna Prushinskaya is an Editorial Assistant at Electric Literature

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