Feb 27, 2013 @ 12:53:00 am
For your John Ashbery fix, PennSound has posted new videos and audio recordings of the poet’s recent readings.
David Mitchell and his wife Keiko Yoshida are currently translating the memoir of a severely autistic Japanese boy, the Cloud Atlas author tells the Guardian. Naoki Higashida “tapped out the memoir letter by letter on an alphabet grid on a piece of cardboard” when he was only 13. The couple initially began translating the 2006 memoir for their own purposes—their son is autistic—when they realized it might have a wider appeal. “If I have any influence in the public narrative about autism,” Mitchell told the paper, “I'd like it to be this."
Fifty previously unpublished poems by Rudyard Kipling have been discovered in the U.S. and will be published next month.
For devout readers with Dostoevskian emotional
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