The Ophelinha Gazette#1: fun, lit nerd articles and anecdotes
I don’t know about you lot, but I never seem to find enough time to read everything I would like to. And I am not talking about books (although, sadly, my to-read pile on my bedside table is getting insanely high, and my Kindle is literally exploding).
No, I am talking about all the fun literary facts and nerd anecdotes that I keep finding and saving on my Iphone, my reader, my pc, Word files or printing and..well, they finish on my bedside table as well.
So I thought I’d compile a little gazette of lit-nerd anecdotes to catch up with during your weekend. Enjoy!
7 Book Dedications that Basically Say “Screw You, Mental Floss, Anita Okrent
The Greatest Definition of Love, Brain Pickings
When David Foster Wallace Taught Paul Thomas Anderson, Dan Piepenbring, The Paris Review
Carpe Diem: 10 Haruki Murakami Quotes to Make the Most of Today, Biographile
Nabokov and the Movies, John Colapinto, The New Yorker
The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People, Presented in an Interactive Infographic, Open Culture
Vladimir Nabokov Names the Greatest (and Most Overrated) Novels of the 20th Century, Open Culture
20 Literary Facts To Impress Your Friends With, Erin La Rosa, BuzzFeed
“Good hearted Naiveté”, Dan Piepenbring, The Paris Review
Michel Houellebecq’s Soumission: ‘More prescient than provocative’, The Telegraph
Scare Tactics: Michel Houellebecq Defends His Controversial New Book, The Paris Review