Most people are not aware that the NEW YORK TIMES occassionally publishes works of fiction. By this I mean short stories, not their sometimes wildly exaggerated "news" items. But that is another…Continue
Started Mar 13, 2012
My friend, author Stephen Poleskie, recently had a book trailer made for his book VIGILIA'S TEMPEST. While it had over 700 hits on YouTube in the first months it was up, and has now passed 4300 hits,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bel Ravenne Mar 10, 2013.
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I RECENTLY READ A QUOTE attributed to Walter Benjamin that said: "There is no difference between a human life and a word." It was used by an author as an introduction to her book. I don't know exactly where the quote came from, as I have not read it in context. But used alone, as it was, it seemed rather immature, something a young and not fully developed mind might say. Looking around my house I can see two human beings, and three cats, and almost a thousand books containing probably a million words. And I clearly see the difference.
"Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow."
Kurt Vonnegut: from a response to a letter from a grade school class
Posted on March 22, 2014 at 9:00pm
A recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that 23 percent of adult Americans did not read a single book in 2013, up from 16 percent in 1990 and 8 percent in 1978. So who reads all the copies of the 900 new titles that are published each day in the USA?
Posted on February 7, 2014 at 11:29am