Miscellany from the Material World of Books

"What we pursue here is nothing other than the best practice of all tellers and listeners, joined in the best talk we can manage about how we do all that. There is in fact no one who cannot, by applying thought to firsthand reading experience, help to tell it all better." - Wayne C. Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction

Bookshelf Porn

The Joy of Books

The World's Largest Book


Organizing the Bookcase

Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi (nsfw)

Su Blackwell

Ben Marcus

Ben Marcus

Podcast: Make It Strange: Ben Marcus on the Outskirts of Realism

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Ben Marcus is the author of several books, including The Age of Wire and String, and The Flame Alphabet. His most recent book is Leaving the Sea, a collection of stories. His work has appeared in Harper’s, Granta, The New Yorker, and Tin House, among other places. He lives in New York, where he is on the faculty at Columbia University.

Photo by Heike Steinweg.