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Pitmatic

Earlier in the week a dictionary of the lost language of Pitmatic was reviewed in The Guardian. Coming from a…

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Literature

100 Years On The Road

This year is the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's famous rambling American epic, On The Road, but few people will…

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Literature

Charles Simic–US Poet Laureate

The Guardian reports that Charles Simic has been named poet laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress.…

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International

Romanian Summer Diary 5

Saturday 28th July--Busy days. The first British contingent taught their lessons, forged friendships, played their quick cricket in bewildered partnership…

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Literature

Women Writers Before 1700

I came across this excellent site via Language Hat and thought it should be shared. It's a compilation of women's…

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Calderstones

Public Domain Audio Books: Librivox

Audio books account for a small but significant part of the market for books and with the rise of the…

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Shared Reading

Links we liked for July 28, 2007

Here are a few links you might have missed in the last couple of weeks: Sue Bursztynski's review of HP7…

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International

Romanian Summer Diary 4

Sunday 22nd July--The summer school runs for two stretches of nine days and this weekend is a working one. Some…

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International

Romanian Summer Diary 3

Wednesday 18th July, The Anglo-Romanian Dream I. The summer school is in full swing and truth is in the mouths…

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Literature

The Book of Hopes and Dreams

Dee Rimbaud made contact recently about The Book Of Hopes And Dreams, a charity poetry anthology, published to raise money…

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International

Romanian Summer Diary 2

17 July 2007--‘Fresh knickers!’ was the unilateral shout heard last night in Grill 66 as exultant girls flung aside their…

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Literature

Famous Poems as Limericks

Boing Boing, the self-styled "directory of wonderful things" posted a link yesterday to a collection of limericks based on famous…

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