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Archive for December, 2007

Tue, December 4th, 2007
Discovery! Rediscovered, Disputed
Posted by: Keir Graff

The Associated Press (“Dispute over long-buried Stegner book,” by Lisa Leff) has another story about editing and disputed versions, this time involving Pulitzer Prize-winner Wallace Stegner: SAN FRANCISCO – A small publishing house did not have to dig far to unearth a long-buried book Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Wallace Stegner wrote a half-century ago about […]


Tue, December 4th, 2007
Everything’s Coming Up Netflix!
Posted by: Keir Graff

I got a press release today from Paperspine, a new Netflix-modeled book-rental service that “enables members to read more books without the high cost of purchase or the inconvenience of numerous trips to the library.” “We believe we can revolutionize the book industry by offering the convenience of the Internet with the borrowing system long used […]


Mon, December 3rd, 2007
Was Carver’s prose cut too lean?
Posted by: Keir Graff

In the Guardian (“What a carve-up“), James Campbell uses the flap over Tess Gallagher’s plans to publish a retitled, reedited version of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk about When We Talk about Love (1981) as a jumping-off point to examine the larger phenomenon of “restored” texts. There’s some thought-provoking stuff about Carver (who “now belongs in the […]





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