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Naipaul Dismisses Women Writers
VS Naipaul has had a tumultuous week. On Monday, he patched up a feud with Paul Theroux. On Tuesday, he said he knew of no woman writer, including Jane Austen, who could match his talent. Of Jane Austen in particular, he spoke dismissively of “her sentimental ambitions, her sentimental sense of the world”. “Women writers,” said the 78 year-old, “are different, they are quite…
Fonts of Wisdom
Common typefaces for the web
Over at the Font Feed, there’s a fascinating article on typefaces. The blog has surveyed the winners of the annual Book, Jacket and Journal Show (run by the Association of American University Presses) over the past three years. They’ve come up with a list of the top ten fonts used in that time and published examples of them.
Horror Comics in the Spotlight
Was your childhood filled with murder, robbery, rape, cannibalism, carnage, necrophilia, sex, sadism, masochism “… and virtually every other form of crime, degeneracy, bestiality, and horror”? If so, chances are you were a keen reader of 1950s-era comic books.
A new book is devoted entirely to memorialising the lurid comic book art of the Eisenhower era. Fans will enjoy this preview.
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