Mar 29, 2010 @ 6:00:00 am
As James Shapiro's new book argues that Shakespeare really did write all that great work, Oxford University Press has announced a new complete, modernized edition of the Bard's work, set for publication in 2016. Oxford's scholars will "make careful use of all the surviving original documents," and offer readers alternate versions, a choice of modern or original spelling, and both print and digital editions.
The winner of the annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title has been announced.
Virginie Despentes, author of King Kong Theory, wonders why Hollywood spends millions on slickly rendered violence, while pornography is banished to "an economic ghetto." Despentes's idea of "blockbuster Hollywood porn" is usually dismissed as hyperbole—or sensationalized in racy Village Voice pages—and no wonder: King
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