Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Lit 092808


State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey
What do we talk about when we talk about our states?

The last days of David Foster Wallace
The people who knew the brilliant writer best talk about the crippling anxiety and spiraling depression of his torturous final weeks. By Robert Ito, Salon.com

Interview: Neal Stephenson
Neal Stephenson has been a staple name in science fiction ever since his incandescent opus Snow Crash appeared... Stephenson discusses the mathematical philosophy and quantum mechanics in his newest novel, Anathem, as well as why he still writes by hand. Reviewd by Doug Brown, Powells.com

'American Widow' By ALISSA TORRES
Alissa Torres’s graphic novel, illustrated by Sungyoon Choi, is a memoir of emotional ruin and rebuilding after Ms. Torres’s husband died on Sept. 11, 2001. Reviewed by GEORGE GENE GUSTINES, NYTimes

THIS I BELIEVE: Accomplishing Big Things in Small Pieces William Wissemann, Hastings on Hudson, NY
I carry a Rubik’s Cube in my backpack. Solving it quickly is a terrific conversation starter and surprisingly impressive to girls....

TeenInk: RAW
Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book and website featuring teen writing, information, art, photos, poetry, teen issues and more. All articles are written by teen authors who are students at schools.

Freeing the Elephants: What Barbar brought by Adam Gopnik, NewYorker.comWhat Babar brought.The Babar books are among those half-dozen picture books that seem to fix not just a character but a whole way of being, even a civilization… SLIDE SHOW AUDIO

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