Aug 8, 2012 @ 12:32:00 am
Lena Dunham touts the New Yorker's new iPhone app.
Novelist Paulo Coehlo picks a fight with the master of modernism. Speaking to a Brazilian newspaper, Coehlo remarked, "one of the books that caused great harm was James Joyce's Ulysses, which is pure style. There is nothing there. Stripped down, Ulysses is a twit."
John Banville, or rather, his alter ego, Benjamin Black, will revive Raymond Chandler’s famous noir detective Phillip Marlowe in a new novel set to come out next year. According to publisher Henry Holt, “the book will have an original plot and take place in the 1940s. The setting will remain in Bay City – Chandler’s fictional stand-in for Santa Monica, California – and feature Chandler’s hallmark noir ambience.”
An Authors Guild lawsuit led by writer Scott Turow is demanding that Google pay $750 per author for every book uploaded to Google Books without
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