“We’re a group of friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends, and complete strangers, who love good books and sunny days and enjoying both as nearly in the altogether as the law allows.”
Ecco’s purchase included five previously unpublished Bukowski books, which it began issuing in January with Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way: New Poems. It plans to release one new book a year. In what editorial director Dan Halpern termed “a perfect Bukowski twist,” these books contain the poems that Bukowski deemed his best work, but which were never published. “Every time he turned in a book, he would mark the poems he liked best. They were not published in the books; he asked John Martin to publish them posthumously,” Halpern explained.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Plastic surgeon says that in 5 years surgery to give humans tails and wings will be a reality…not to mention horns, and other surgery to make one appear more animal like. I could really use a prehensile tail.
–which already happens in Babel-17. (Kirsten, of course, is kidding about the tail–she already sports quite a long and lustrous one; next time you see her ask her nice and she may show it to you.)
Samuel R. Delany
This book completely bowed me over.
For more on Samuel Delany, I hugely recommend Bellona Times . . . whose author (Ray Davis) may or may not have mentioned that his very blog’s title comes from Dhalgren (I think?) . . . Bellona Times on Delany here and here: Delany’s Dirt:
“I want to talk about Samuel R. Delany’s pornography.”