That charming man: Morrissey.
The Penguin Group has filed suit against writers Elizabeth Wurtzel, Ana Marie Cox, Rebecca Mead, "Hip-Hop Minister" Conrad Tillard, and Holocaust survivor Herman Rosenblat to recoup tens of thousands of dollars (up to $81,000, in one case) spent on book advances (and interest) for manuscripts that were never turned in.
n+1 has posted an impressive remembrance of Shulamith Firestone, the author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution, with testimonies from Kate Millet, Chris Kraus, Nina Power, and others.
Could book bloggers be hurting literature? Peter Stothard, a Booker Prize judge, says that "if the mass of unargued opinion chokes off literary critics, ... then literature will be the lesser for it."
Singer and legendary gentleman Morrissey was spotted at the Strand bookstore in NYC last week,
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