Last Saturday was Cormac McCarthys birthday, and BookRiot celebrated with A Beginners Guide to Cormac McCarthy. We dont have all the YouTube videos, but the Library does have quite a stash on Mr. McCarthy. You can come listen to Cormac read from The Crossing or just follow the links to the sample text here for a little afternoon reading.
Theres also a great interview of Martin Amis in the Los Angeles Review of Books. The title of the interview is The Past Gets Bigger and the Future Shrinks, which seems especially apt for preparing oneself for a week of work at the largest repository for books and print culture in the nation. With over 100 materials which include Martin Amiss name alone just below me in the Main Reading Room, I am going to venture a guess and say thats a pretty fair statement.
I want to leave you with a special treatRichard Burton reading Gerard Manley Hopkins. I just showed this recording to one of our staffers, and couldnt think of a better start to the week than sharing it with all of our readers. Its one of those things that makes you stop and remember that this poetry thing is really, really important.
If you know of any great new lit links, please do let us know!