— And then it’s time for the Farrar, Straus & Giroux poetry blog, The Best Words in their Best Order.
— Continuing on the poetry theme, here is part 1 of an interview with Canadian poet David Solway on what makes a poem great.
— Interested in a free eBook copy of The Pisstown Chaos, perhaps?
— In light of Patrick French’s new biography on VS Naipaul, which documents the writer’s racism, cruelty and mood swings (among other things) Paul Theroux says he was too kind in his own biography, Sir Vidia’s Shadow.
— Here’s a review of John Burrow’s A History of Histories.
— Gillian Tindall reviews Glued Together By Their Lies, a biography of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre by Carole Seymour Jones.
— Gerard deGroot’s The Sixties Unplugged reviewed on Salon.com.