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Bites: Woody Allen Drawn, A New Case for American Lit, NYRB on Herta Müller, SXSW, and more

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An abstract from Dread and Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip, a new book to be published next month, is available at the Guardian.

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Bites: So Many Wild Things, Gigantic Interviewed, Mr. Rochester is Dreamy, Nobels for the Small Press, 1989, Dirty Projectors at NYer Fest, and more

Wild Things: It’s Released! Did you know??

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Bites: Fiction v. Non-Fiction, Poe’s Funeral, Proust’s Questions, Lev Grossman on being a critic, Wild Things, Hornby’s Education, Nick Cave & PJ Harvey, and more

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Jim Shepard for Electric Literature on the subject of fiction based on non-fiction: “We need to bear in mind, as we’ve been told many times, that we’re working from, but not necessarily about, our lives.”

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Film, a Quick Weekend Roundup

  • What will we post about now that Where the Wild Things Are has finally been released??  The good reviews, for one thing.

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  • An American woman has won a Nobel Prize in Economics “for her analysis of economic governance.”

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Bites: Libba Bray steals our hearts with a song, Poe’s dead date, Obama’s book, Brooklyn cliches, and more

Breaking!   Libba Bray picks “Roadrunner” by The Modern Lovers as one of her songs in her turn at Largehearted Boy’s “Book Notes”. This makes us like her even more.

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  • Yesterday was the 160th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.  We failed by not making mention of this.  January Magazine did not make the same mistake.
  • I don’t even eat meat, but I am totally in support of the blog Save the Deli putting out a a book.
  • Michael Crichton’s widow wants a bunch of money.  She’s sad because has so far only received two million dollars.

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Bites: Sendak Retrospective, Amos Oz as Nobel Fav., Is Teaching Shakespeare a Problem?, Af-Pak Reading, Chicago’s Loss, the age-old Polanski debate, and more

Top: Preliminary drawing of dust jacket for Where the Wild Things Are. © Maurice Sendak, 1963. All rights reserved.  Bottom: Final drawing for WWTA © Maurice Sendak, 1963. All rights reserved.

© Maurice Sendak, 1963. All rights reserved.

First William Blake, now the Wild Things!   The Maurice Sendak retrospective opens tomorrow at the Morgan Library.  To coincide, the Animazing Gallery presented last Thursday Sendak in SoHo, the world’s largest exhibition & sale of original illustrations from the collection of the legendary artist and author.

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Speaking of Where the Wild Things Are, Vice Magazine has a WTWTA blog, which presents work from 24 contributing artists inspired by the story.  A little weird because the site is totally in with Warner Bros., but it balances out since they also offer free wallpaper for your iPhone.

Amazon is shelling out $150,000 to the kid whose homework they ate by inexplicably deleting George Orwell, along with the kid’s notes, from the Kindle last July.  Thankfully, the money’s going to charity.

An interactive guide to the 2009 Booker shortlist and its writers.  Sweet.

Israeli novelist Amos Oz is the 4 to 1 favorite for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

In high school and college literary curriculum, is Shakespeare the problem?  Or is the problem the fact that we’ve allowed our schools to develop it as such?

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If you’re looking to get educated on the subject, George Packer thoughtfully provides us an Af-Pak reading list to go along with his outstanding piece on Richard Holbrooke from last week’s New Yorker.

The US refused entry to a radical German publisher last weekend and PEN, the international writers’ organization, is not at all happy about it.

Should Chicago be grateful they aren’t hosting the Olympics?

Misc.

Who should patrol the internet?  How can we protect free speech in a digital internet age?

Kant, Nagel, Twain, Nietzsche, and moral responsibility.  Morgan Meis at the Smart Set on why the Polanski debate started 200 years ago.  “The idea of moral luck haunts us because it brings together two things we’re pretty sure are true — that humans are both morally responsible and a product of greater forces — without any clue of how to fit them together.”

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Bites: Bolaño syllabus, Jewish Wild Things, David Byrne, Hot Topic tour, and more.

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The Millions have an essay, “A Bolaño Syllabus.”  That’s all, nothing witty.  Just read it.

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Once a dream, now a reality.

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Bites: Wild Cupcakes, Kennedy’s do Twitter, Obama is the new Opraha, Marcel Duchamp wasn’t done, and more

Would you rather eat  library ice cream or Where the Wild Things Are cupcakes?  (Thanks Boing Boing)

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