Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sappho in Poems & Songs

The Actors of Dionysus try “to put flesh on the bones of ancient greek drama.” Their latest offering is a CD The Sweetness of Honey, which will be released next month in London.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Follow ups to Wilde and Cavafy …

… in earlier posts on Wilde's journalism and Cavafy in translation in TLS letters to the editor.

Friday, June 13, 2014

yet another parallel universe

On Google+, I have created a "Community" for Bookmen DC. Anyone is welcome to join. And I will continue to maintain Bookmen on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Lunch Poems" Reading, NYC, 6/11/14

The Poetry Project is putting on an all-star, fiftieth-anniversary reading of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems on Wednesday, June 11, at St. Mark's Church in New York City … for those of you lucky enough to be in NYC tomorrow evening.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Dialectic and Who We Are in the "Alcibiades"

Happy Pride! I happend upon this article about the Platonic dialog "Alcibiades" on the twitterverse.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Wilde World of Journalism

Oxford University Press in its edition of The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde has just published two volumes collecting his journalism. Lest anyone's eyes start watering, weep at this: each volume costs $250! But you can read about them in this review from the latest TLS.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Independent Bookstores

Indies First is the brainchild of Sherman Alexie, who asked his fellow authors to "… be a superhero for independent bookstores [and] spend an amazing day hand-selling books at your local bookstore…" Alexie also urged authors to place an indie bookstore "buy" button on their websites, as the first option among all e-retailers.