Nicholas Murray’s new Kafka bio is said to undermine “Kafkaesque” as currently used.
New York is Book Country organizers plan to relocate the festival from Midtown to Washington Square Park, but Greenwich Village residents bemoan the “imposition on our neighborhood.” “Which just goes to show how dead the West Village really is…” say the Bookninja lads.
The cult of Dickens is alive and well.
“A new standard form that literary magazines might use to communicate to poets where, on a scale of 1 to 5, their poem had landed.”
And, very sad: Paula Danziger (The Cat Ate My Gymsuit and other books for girls) is no longer with us.