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Posts Tagged: The Quarterly Conversation

A Special Case of Plagiarism

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Earlier today Chris blogged about a guy who’s translating Moby-Dick into emoji. Which reminded me of something. Recently one of our favorite writers, Damion Searls, was pondering a 2007 abridgment of Moby-Dick called Moby-Dick in Half the Time. The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik had written of the abridgment that it improved the classic, by contemporary […]

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The Man Who Invented Borges

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Dzanc Books is one of my favorite recently-minted small publishers, and not just because their first two titles were by my brilliant friend Roy Kesey. Just check out their mission statement for an idea why I like them. They have begun publishing an annual anthology, modeled on the Pushcart Prize, that collects the “Best of the Web.” […]

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