Joseph Heller

Triple Canopy excerpts artist David Wojnarowicz’s journals: “May 7th spent the afternoon developing photos—most in the Rimbaud series—others from the ‘shoot-from-hip’ series—excited about them, they’re fine images semi-ghostly bald men in leather eating in restaurants faces whirling with darkness reflected in opposite mirrors… four o’clock rolls around— hour till the meeting—I finished up in the darkroom I rent on Prince Street from some old walrus ex-ship captain fella who has tons of shots of Mexico on the studio walls. A real grumpy fart. Paid him his fee and split to a nearby Cafeteria for some coffee and a cigarette—spread photos out—selected best printed ones and then headed on over to the B’WAY offices.”

Bottom-basement pricing on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet has resulted in quarterly losses for the company. But this is probably good news in the long run, the Observer explains: “at $200 cheaper than the iPad, even if Amazon’s profits are marginal because of the sunken price, they’re selling what essentially amounts to a license to buy more stuff from Amazon.com.”

In a related sign of the times, attendance spiked at this year's Self-Publishing Book Expo.

"How did I feel about the war when I was in it?" Joseph Heller wrote in a three-page letter to be auctioned this week. "Much differently than Yossarian felt and much differently than I felt when I wrote the novel … In truth I enjoyed it and so did just about everyone else I served with, in training and even in combat... I was young, it was adventurous, there was much hoopla and glamour; in addition, and this too is hard to get across to college students today, for me and for most others, going into the army resulted immediately in a vast improvement in my standard of living."

Dubravka Ugresic rages agains the hotel minibar, and details its power to humiliate.

The Awl explains how to write romance novels.

Young Joseph Heller

Triple Canopy excerpts artist David Wojnarowicz’s journals: “May 7th spent the afternoon developing photos—most in the Rimbaud series—others from the ‘shoot-from-hip’ series—excited about them, they’re fine images semi-ghostly bald men in leather eating in restaurants faces whirling with darkness reflected in opposite mirrors… four o’clock rolls around— hour till the meeting—I finished up in the darkroom I rent on Prince Street from some old walrus ex-ship captain fella who has tons of shots of Mexico on the studio walls. A real grumpy fart. Paid him his fee and split to a nearby Cafeteria for some coffee and a cigarette—spread photos out—selected best printed ones and then headed on over to the B’WAY offices.”

Bottom-basement pricing on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet has resulted in quarterly losses for the company. But this is probably good news in the long run, the Observer explains: “at $200 cheaper than the iPad, even if Amazon’s profits are marginal because of the sunken price, they’re selling what essentially amounts to a license to buy more stuff from Amazon.com.”

In a related sign of the times, attendance spiked at this year's Self-Publishing Book Expo.

"How did I feel about the war when I was in it?" Joseph Heller wrote in a three-page letter to be auctioned this week. "Much differently than Yossarian felt and much differently than I felt when I wrote the novel … In truth I enjoyed it and so did just about everyone else I served with, in training and even in combat... I was young, it was adventurous, there was much hoopla and glamour; in addition, and this too is hard to get across to college students today, for me and for most others, going into the army resulted immediately in a vast improvement in my standard of living."

Dubravka Ugresic rages agains the hotel minibar, and details its power to humiliate.

The Awl explains how to write romance novels.

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