Eileen Myles is the living embodiment of this very kind of force that transmutes...– Poet CA Conrad interviews Eileen Myles for BOMB
"Barney was interested in blowing things up, in... →
And if he didn’t do so literally … well, maybe it’s just that he was never found out.” John Oakes remembers Barney Rosset
"Who Killed Che?" deemed a "fascinating" work by... →
Farewell to a fighting publisher
We just learned that Barney Rosset, the maverick, irascible, but always independent publisher who provided inspiration for radical editors and publishers everywhere has died. A tip of the hat to this not easily categorizable man, who published the Tropics of Henry Miller, all of Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and much, much else. More than any other person, he’s responsible for the retreat of...
Mind-blowingly honest. Daring, truthful, mesmerizing, haunting. The most...– Ingrid Newkirk, president of PETA, on Sue Coe’s CRUEL.
Beware of unarmed civilians
Our authors seem to get into trouble all over. Medea Benjamin, author of DRONE WARFARE: KILLING BY REMOTE CONTROL (to be announced next week) just got kicked out of Bahrain. Medea, co-founder of the anti-war group CODEPINK, is fearless despite having been arrested countless times. Here’s a recent pic, taken just before she was deported: she may be the self-labeled “unarmed...
A year after the Tahrir’s tweets were posted, much of the information they...– The Atlantic
The Guardian mentions OR Books as one of the... →
"With all proceeds going to the OWS movement you... →
The Socialist Review on Occupying Wall Street.
Read this and become a security risk
…herewith two ACTUAL examples of “top secret” information in the 250,000 document dump to WikiLeaks, for which accused leakee Bradley Manning may receive life in prison (Espionage Act of 1917)—lower the blinds, unplug the computer (well, OK, read this and THEN unplug the computer…unless you’ve a laptop…oh well): 1. “the Congo is rich in mineral...
OWS at KGB | The Outlet, Electric Literature
“The book that breaks the scene wide open is stacked on an old wooden bar table. It is raw, unapologetic, unadorned: a primary document. The early birds and KGB bar regulars browse its contents. The room fills. Soon, it’s packed. Colin Robinson, co-publisher of OR Books, steps up to the mic to introduce Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America.” Read...
"Walking the fine line between “Hollywood... →
ohrohin: Miles Klee gives you 11 reasons to love his writing in Vanity Fair today.
Napoleon Hill & the Great Depression
sadmen: In the early 20th Century, Napoleon Hill interviewed thousands of successful people. In 1937, he distilled their stories into Think and Grow Rich—a handbook for getting wealthy as the country struggled to emerge from the Great Depression. 70 million copies of the book have been sold since the 1930s. Blogger Mike Cane has been writing about Hill, and uncovered that vintage book ad at...
"Reading the passages rich in masochistic sex, you... →
The Guardian loved Rare Earth, calling it a febrile, enjoyable romp through China.
Given the virtuosity of his prose, it is no surprise that Mason has ventured...– The New Statesman’s George Eaton writes a rare dual review of Paul Mason’s simultaneous new books: Why It’s Kicking off Everywhere, his vivid non-fiction analysis of the “new global revolutions” from Verso, and Rare Earth, his debut novel about corruption and sex in...
The Millions : Your Guide to Literary Tumblrs →
peterwknox: A nice comprehensive and long listings of tumblrs you might enjoy. Nice! Thanks, The Millions. Love, The littler guys