November 7, 2006KR BlogUncategorized

Short Takes

The-chicken-or-the-egg question of the book world.

I love that two artists picked Dostoyevsky to work with (via Conversational Reading).

Emma Thompson: I think that female comedy is completely different in form to male comedy.

Though it won’t come as a surprise to anyone, our least favored reading material is a celebrity biography/autobiography/ghostwritten claptrap. Very few of these people are fascinating enough to sustain a feature-length article, much less an entire book.

First English speaker wins the Prix Goncourt, but is it really true that French critics have neither summer nor winter nor morals?

Is it offensive? Yes, but only to everyone.

Does William Burroughs have something to say about global warming? (via Splinters)

Americans, if you haven’t already, please remember to vote today.