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On Burroughs, 'The Adding Machine,' & Blurbophobia Whether closely reasoned or wildly imagined, the essays in the spanking new 'Adding Machine' from Grove are always wonderfully entertaining....
Straight Up | | 12/23/13@07:11AM

Paris Bookfair Focuses on New Practices in Art New Book Nude Book No Book I Book Eye Book Bye Book Riot Book Right Book Write Book Left Book...
Straight Up | | 11/13/13@11:40AM

Offprint Paris At Beaux-arts de Paris, 14 Rue Bonaparte (Nov. 14-17). The bookfair is open to the general public, and it's free....
Straight Up | | 11/06/13@12:01PM

Over the weekend with Duke The latest reviews of and interviews about "Duke."...
About Last Night | 11/03/13@04:58PM

I went that-a-way I'll be talking about "Duke" at the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Sunday....
About Last Night | 10/24/13@08:09PM

The review of my dreams Kirkus Reviews calls "Duke" "an instant classic."...
About Last Night | 10/23/13@11:43AM

Lookback From 2009, the enduring thrill of holding the first finished copy of a printed book....
About Last Night | 10/21/13@07:59PM

But wait, there's more! Maria Popova of "Brain Pickings" calls Duke "a masterwork of dimensional insight...an enthralling read from cover to cover."...
About Last Night | 10/21/13@03:59AM

Up to the minute with Duke The latest reviews of "Duke" in the Dallas News, Parade, and USA Today, plus other news....
About Last Night | 10/20/13@03:27PM

Slipped disc | 10/18/13@05:24AM

See me, hear me (cont'd) If you live in or near Manhattan, come see me talk about "Duke" on Monday night....
About Last Night | 10/17/13@08:37PM

At last "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington" was officially published today....
About Last Night | 10/16/13@08:42PM

Just because Today's video: Donald Westlake talks about his "double life" as Richard Stark....
About Last Night | 10/13/13@12:58PM

Ballet Bug What counts as faithfulness in theatrical adaptations of literary works? On the occasion of Arthur Pita's adaptation of Kafka's "Metamorphosis,"...
foot in mouth | 10/08/13@07:18PM

Over there My Duke Ellington biography now has a British publisher....
About Last Night | 09/27/13@06:50AM

Duke rising My Duke Ellington biography just went into its second printing--and it's not even out yet....
About Last Night | 09/26/13@08:41AM

Artless Why do the National Book Awards pay so little attention to books about the arts?...
About Last Night | 09/22/13@02:40PM

Excuse me for being staggered I'll be damned! "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington" made the National Book Awards longlist for nonfiction....
About Last Night | 09/18/13@06:14AM

Just because Today's video: a 1974 TV interview with Alfred Knopf....
About Last Night | 09/15/13@04:58PM

Unveiling I just received the first finished copy of "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."...
About Last Night | 09/12/13@02:26PM

Must you? You must! "Duke" made the Daily Beast's list of twenty-one "must-read" fall books....
About Last Night | 09/05/13@07:25AM

The line forms on the right, babe Whose biography should I write next? Your suggestions--and my thoughts....
About Last Night | 09/01/13@03:07PM

Just because Today's video: a 1995 interview with Patrick O'Brian....
About Last Night | 08/18/13@05:51PM

Slipped disc | 08/11/13@01:50AM

Back-to-Back WRITINGS FROM UNDERGROUND Dos-à-Dos More detailed observations about a 'mammoth achievement.'...
Straight Up | | 08/05/13@11:11AM