Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Great Regulars: Reviewer R042 said that Pelt "stunned me

in a way that a great book should--this doesn't have to be through great incident, or wit, but sometimes just the sheer power of the way in which something is expressed". Jackson's poetry is both "powerful and violent", according to R042, while supporter Dylanwolf praised Pelt as "an assured and mysterious collection--a rewarding read, reminding one of the rich and affecting experience that is the glory of reading poetry".

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Readers nominate Sarah Jackson for Guardian first book award


Authors are asking a New York judge to order Google to pay them $750 (£479) for every book the search giant scanned without authorisation as part of its controversial Google Books programme.

The litigation has been running since 2005, when Google began to digitise millions of books without permission from authors to huge protests. A proposed $125m (£79) settlement was rejected last year when judge Denny Chin ruled that Google's plans had gone "too far", and now the legal wrangling is kicking off again.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: US authors seek damages in Google Books copyright row


[Emily Colette Wilkinson and Garth Risk Hallberg have] now picked the most difficult of the most difficult--the 10 "literary Mount Everests waiting out there for you to climb, should you be so bold"--and have laid them out for discussion at Publishers Weekly.

The titles?

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: The world's most difficult books: how many have you read?


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