Famous Authors Partying. (via Flavorwire)
From an interview with the late, impeccably curmudgeonly Maurice Sendak in The Believer Magazine,
BLVR: What do you think of e-books?
MS: I hate them. It’s like making believe there’s another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of sex. There isn’t another kind of book. A book is a book is a book. I know that’s terribly old-fashioned. I’m old, and when I’m gone they’ll probably try to make my books on all these things, but I’m going to fight it like hell. [Pauses] I can’t believe I’ve turned into a typical old man. I can’t believe it. I was young just minutes ago.
BLVR: Is the problem with e-books partly a problem of color?
MS: Yes. Picture books depend on color, largely. And they haven’t perfected the color in those machines. But it’s not that. It’s giving up a form that is so beautiful. A book is really like a lover. It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful. Even as a kid, my sister, who was the eldest, brought books home for me, and I think I spent more time sniffing and touching them than reading. I just remember the joy of the book; the beauty of the binding. The smelling of the interior. Happy.
See the rest of the interview at The Believer.
Highbrow Halloween. (via Flavorwire)
“Belgian graphic design studio beshart has rallied 100 artists from 28 countries to redesign the book covers of the greatest novels of all time (according to The Observer‘s 2003 list of the 100 Greatest Novels of All Time) in order to raise awareness for the problem of illiteracy. The project, DoeDeMee, which we were tipped off to by Largehearted Boy, has collected a slew of amazing new covers, which you can buy as posters here.” (via Flavorwire)
— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (via blua)
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