Archive for May, 2013

Howl and Other Poems

Added on May 28, 2013

Howl and Other Poems Allen Ginsburg City Lights Books, San Francisco, 1955 Allen Ginsberg started writing Howl in 1954 and it was published in 1955 as number 4 in City Lights Pocket Poets series. It is now known as one of the greatest works of American literature. Ginsberg, strongly influenced by William Carlos Williams and [...]

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For Esme — With Love and Squalor

Added on May 20, 2013

For Esme — With Love and Squalor J.D. Salinger World Review Magazine, U.K. August, 1950 Time magazine called For Esme — With Love and Squalor “the warmest and best of the┬áNine Stories”. It was an instant huge success; according to Wikipedia, Salinger received more fan mail for it than for any other story. It first [...]

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Even the Dogs

Added on May 11, 2013

Even the Dogs Jon McGregor Bloomsbury, London, 2010 This is the back cover blurb for Even the Dogs: “On a still and frozen day between Christmas and New Year, a man’s body is found lying in his ruined flat. Found, and then taken away, examined, investigated and cremated. As the state begins its detailed, dispassionate [...]

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