MORE FROM THE HOME SHELVES:

"THRIFT"



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FROM MY HOME SHELVES:

COVER BY JEAN COCTEAU






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"...Cabbages the size of human heads,
and marrow—marrow is everywhere."


A great piece from Peter Terzian
on Martin Parr (part 1 of 3)


Welcome to Parr-World


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AND SPEAKING OF POMPEY...

"David James was left looking - and sounding - like a right plonker yesterday. The Portsmouth goalkeeper was forced to drive a Reliant Robin, after being voted the club's worst trainer. The Pompey stars who chipped in to buy the car even attached a loud speaker that plays animal noises once the engine is started up."

And why exactly, I ask myself, is this considered a punishment? A sweet ride. Via The Mirror



"DO YOU SPEAK POMPEY?"
Not Portsmouth FC, but the town of. Here's a map in which street names have been replaced by local idiomatic expressions...via Creative Review.


SOME NEW CLASSICS: FROM CORALIE BICKFORD-SMITH
AND THE EVER-BUSY RE-PACKAGERS
AT PENGUIN UK. CLOTH AND FOIL. VIA DESIGN SPONGE.




THEY DON'T MAKE RADIOS LIKE THEY USED TO
I know- at this point, we're all supposed to have moved on from the matter of David Foster Wallace. But the subject still haunts. I just read this Rolling Stone, well, biography I guess you'd call it. So sad, so sad. And I couldn't help a kind of half guffaw/half puke at the irony of an alchohol company sponsoring the piece online:



Here's a first edition of William Maxwell's (see the previous post) THE CHATEAU. Ain't it sweet? This particular copy belongs to the writer Peter Terzian,(editor of the forthcoming anthology HEAVY ROTATION)
who writes about Maxwell
HERE
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