Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, published his book Cold River as an e-book last year, but wasn't satisfied with the results -- admitting that the book could use considerable editing.
He's taking an interesting approach to getting that done, publishing the book online (at http://coldwarriver.blogspot.com) where he's soliciting outside help to fix things up (join in !) -- as well as in this way allowing readers to track the progress and changes of this work-in-progress (Posted by: complete review) - permanent link
“The book is like the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot be improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon.”
|Spisske Podhradie not far from High Tatras|
… there is a difference between writing and being a writer and that being a writer is an activity that usually benefits from knowing at least the basics of the publication business.
I remember that escape as if it was yesterday. Everything about that time is still crystal clear, and that escape across the iron curtain – if I close my eyes I am back there instantly. It was a perfect Summer July day for swimming across the river – a blue, blue sky, a warm breathlessness in the air. A long endless fence on a ground and a tower above us. I saw it all with a stranger’s eyes. It seemed to me that the whole landscape was trying to camouflage itself into my memory ...
Social media are more powerful than we had thought, and more powerful in politics in particular.
"Hollywood Calls Dibs on Your Life Story": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.
Popeye says, “I am what I am and that’s all what I am.” Sartre, in contrast, says, “I am not what I am, and am what I am not.” Existentialism re-frames gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity as questions rather than statements, and turns the human potential for paradox and self-contradiction into the key to self-liberation. Attached to this, of course, is a high anxiety price tag ... Wonder ! He spent three years wooing Wanda Kosakiewicz. Then Camus turned up and within days slept with her. Sartre never forgave him....
Our feel-good culture is allergic to ideas ofShades and Degrees of Coldness . These days the dark side of the soul is simply a dozen or so shades of gray...
"Army sergeant loses suit against makers of 'The Hurt Locker'": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report.
At the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled "Appeals Court: 'The Hurt Locker' Is Protected By the First Amendment."
And The Associated Press reports that "Court upholds dismissal of veteran's suit over 'Hurt Locker.'"
You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link.
"New meaning to the phrase 'court jesters'":Yesterday's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News contained an editorial that begins, "Justice is supposed to be blind, but here in Pennsylvania, why does it have to be deaf and dumb, too?"