Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Monstrosity Gazette: A weekly smattering of all things literary...

Bookish Quote of the Day:

"Literature is news that stays news."

-Ezra Pound



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Today in Literary History...



On this day in 1882 Anthony Trollope died. The recent commemorative plaque placed in Poets' Corner is inscribed with the last sentence from Trollope's posthumously-published Autobiography: "Now I stretch out my hand, and from the further shore I bid adieu to all who have cared to read any among the many words that I have written." The "many words" amount to forty-seven novels, all still in print and most selling well.

For more literary history, visit Today in Literature.

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Literary Pic of the Day:


                                             Edward Gorey


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New Book on my Radar:


How to say goodbye in robot
by Natalie Standiford

Summary in a Sentence (or two): 

New to town, Beatrice is seated next to Jonah, aka Ghost Boy, a quiet loner who hasn't made a new friend since third grade. Something about him, though, gets to Bea, and soon they form an unexpected friendship.

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6 comments:

Nina said...

Totally am digging the quote: Literature is news that stays news. :)

And thanks for the link:What really killed Jane Austen, going to check that one out.

Nymeth said...

I need to read some Trollope. I can't call myself a lover of all things Victorian and continue to ignore him :P

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I've heard some great things about How To Say Goodbye in Robot! I'll get around to checking it out I'm sure.

Kirthi said...

Love the quote! All the quotes you post are always intriguing! I'm going to have to think over this one... :D

Alyce said...

Great links and info! I enjoyed the Trollope quote, and thought the article on Jane Austen was very interesting.

dogimo said...

Edward Gorey is my favorite children's book author!!

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