- Giant extinct penguins. (Via the Swivet.)
- Incredibly small, cute homes.
- Shelley the jerk. (Via Theresa.)
- Meg Rosoff on recommending children’s books. (Via Leila.)
- Betsy at Fusenumber8 reviews Ellen Klages’ new collection Portable Childhoods. (That’s part one, this is part two.)
- Terri Windling has a delicous (sorry) post about food and myth.
- Hannah Wolf Bowen’s thoughts on writers and blogs/journals.
- MTV has apparently employed morons who can’t spell to leave viral marketing comments on posts about The Dark is Rising movie. I must say that even I have little interest in a reality show about interns on the set of what is promising to be a Very Bad Movie.
3 thoughts on “Tuesday Hangovers”
Shelley was a jerk? Coulda told ya. Interestingly, it was Keats even more than Shelley who was co-opted by the Victorians as an exemplar of “purity,” in part because he never married. (The posthumous publication of his letters to his girlfriend, which put the lie to “purity,” were genuinely upsetting to some of his fans.)
Keats was also, as far as I know, a perfectly nice guy. Shelley is one of many major literary figures I wouldn’t care to have as a weekend guest in my home, but Keats would be welcome anytime.
So Lovecraft was right about the giant penguins? Who knew?
I have nothing but disdain and disgust who think that books are merely the embryonic state of movies. The ‘Arthurian’ stuff was what gave THE DARK IS RISING its depth, and the stuff that the director or screenwriter calls ‘a slog’ is what we who read call…writing.
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