Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday Dog Ears

This week's "Dog Ears" feature a piece defending Mr. Scrooge as well as the sale of a fifty-year-old typewriter:
  • This "Scrooge Defended" piece from the Ludwif von Mises Institute is probably written ironically, but it's still funny and worth reading... especially if you know any Libertarians.
  • The New York Times has released a list of "100 Notable Books of 2009."  I've read approximately .5 of them, because I haven't actually finished the one book I started.
  • The Guardian has yet more speculation on the cause of Jane Austen's death.  I'm betting TB, just because it's so fashionable for literary figures to have coughed up blood at the end of their lives.
  • Some dude named Rick Moody has decided to write a novel via Twitter.  When asked what the book is about, Moody replied, "It’s about online dating, I suppose, though that is a reductive description. A Twitter-ish description."  In other news, Ricky Moody is not as clever as Ricky Moody thinks he is and--surpise, surprise--he has a "traditional" book coming out next year.
  • The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about ghost writers, with a focus on the hot topic of cover credit.
  • Cormac McCarthy is set to sell the typewriter with which he's typed all of his books thus far--proceeds will go to the Santa Fe Institute.

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