How John Green Wrote a Cancer Book but Not a ‘Bullshit Cancer Book’ – The Atlantic.
Almost here! Haruki Murakami’s ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’ – NYTimes.com.
THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS by Tom Rachman | Kirkus.
Not so often do I find a book I really love. Almost never do I find a book that turns me into a better person, somehow. This is the author of one of them, Ruth Ozeki — The book is A Tale for the Time Being, and was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize. Related articles Ruth Ozeki: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 87 A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki A Tale […]
(A link to the NYTimes video on the work of Seamus Heaney)
The main thing is to write for the joy of it. Cultivate a work-lust that imagines its haven like your hands at night, dreaming the sun in the sunspot of a breast. You are fasted now, light-headed, dangerous. Take off from here. And don’t be so earnest. via Seamus Heaney, Acclaimed Irish Poet, Dies at 74 – NYTimes.com.