Category: Fiction

  • Video: Jack Kerouac Explains On The Road

    This is a short edit from the documentary Jack Kerouac, King of the Beats. Here Kerouac is interviewed about his novel On The Road, and reads from the final page of the book. [youtube=]

  • Video: Jack Kerouac, King of the Beats

    Here’s a full length documentary on Jack Kerouac and the Beats I found at Google Video. [googlevideo=]

  • Russians Rated Highly in All Time Favourite List

    125 leading authors, including Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe and Peter Carey, have listed their top reads in a new book to be published by W W Norton in March called The Top Ten (full story at the Times Online: When serious writers relax, they’re always in the mood for a romance). It struck me that […]

  • Introduction to Juvenal

    This is an excellent feature on Juvenal which adds a bit more to the Penguin Classics introduction. Check out this link: A few gems here including the fact that there is a total vocabulary in all 16 satires of 4,790 words in of which a startling 2,130 are hapax legomena (words that appear only […]

  • Download The Classics With Google

    Google Book Search now enables you to download PDF versions of out-of-copyright books and print them out for yourself. Examples of books available include: Ferriar’s The Bibliomania A futurist from 1881’s 1931: A Glance at the Twentieth Century Aesop’s Fables Shakespeare’s Hamlet Abbott’s Flatland Hugo’s Marion De Lorme Dunant’s Eine Erinnerung an Solferino Bolívar’s Proclamas […]