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Tag: Books

Plimpton & Hemingway

He keeps track of his daily progress—“so as not to kid myself”—on a large chart made out of the side of a cardboard packing case and set up against the wall under the nose of a mounted gazelle head. The numbers on the chart showing the daily output of words differ from 450, 575, 462, 1250, back to 512, the higher figures on days Hemingway puts in extra work so he won’t feel guilty spending the following day fishing on the Gulf Stream.

Reading these bits about Hemingway’s process from George Plimpton’s interview in the Spring 1958 edition of The Paris Review are fascinating. I mean, homeboy had a standing desk!

A working habit he has had from the beginning, Hemingway stands when he writes. He stands in a pair of his oversized loafers on the worn skin of a lesser kudu—the typewriter and the reading board chest-high opposite him.

A Change Of Plans

Due to the slightly hectic day that I had at work, I totally spaced on the fact that Cory’s LA book launch was tonight. Shit. I really wanted to go to that…

I mean, I bought a copy of Overclocked so I could get it signed and everything. *sigh* C’est la vie.

Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album

Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album

This looks to be a wonderful history of all the artistic output of Factory Records — which was home to the likes of Joy Division, New Order, The Happy Mondays, Cabaret Voltaire and James.

If you know me, this might make a wonderful christmas gift… ;)

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