May 22, 2012 @ 6:20:00 pm
More than ten million copies of Fifty Shades of Gray have been sold in the U.S. since it went on sale six weeks ago.
One reason why it’s so difficult to predict literary longevity is because of the “high-school popularity problem,” Tom Vanderbilt theorizes, noting that the qualities that make people popular in high school (or the literary world) like being the “radiant prom king, adorned with varsity letters” don’t translate into long-lasting success. So what does make an author last? Getting your book adapted into film, writing at least one best-seller, and becoming central to an intellectual movement.
We’re having a little too much fun procrastinating with grammar-nerd game “I Shot the Serif.”
Triple Canopy runs an excerpt of Ariana Reines’s translation of Tiqqun’s Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the
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