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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
--Herman Melville
Richard Dixon interview – interview with the translator of Umberto Eco's latest, The Prague Cemetery
Kafka by Vincent Stall – a comic book adaptation of Kafka's short story, "A Little Fable".
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon – some links and resources for Pynchon's 2009 novel.
Neil Gaiman – a brief Scriptorium page on the great English writer has been added.
Primo Levi Works – Primo Levi page has been expanded.
Mason & Dixon: 3 Pages a Day – A reader’s annotations for Pynchon’s 1997 epic. (PDF)
Zak Smith Interview – Erik Ketzan talks to the artist of Gravity’s Rainbow Illustrated: One Picture for Every Page.
Counting down to Against the Day – a month of Pynchon updates to celebrate the release of Pynchon’s new novel.
New Papers – Nearly a dozen papers added on Abe, Beckett, Borges, Carter, Joyce, Levi, Perec, Pynchon, and more.
Henry Rollins Interview – Rollins on literature, publishing, and 2.13.61 Publications.
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana Annotation Project – An ever-growing resource on the countless allusions and quotations in Umberto Eco's latest novel.
Zak Smith's Illustrations For Each Page of Gravity's Rainbow – a staggering 760 illustrations by New York-based artist, Zak Smith, depicting the events and imagery of Pynchon's magnum opus. Our biggest update ever!
Geoffrey Brock Interview – Eco’s new translator is interviewed by Erik Ketzan.
FC2 – Small Press Spotlight on this publisher of experimental fiction.
Beckett Audio – A new section has been added to Apmonia.
Flann O’Brien – The Irish writer Flann O’Brien has been added to the Scriptorium.
More "What’s New?" – More additions, updates, and revisions.
Richard Dixon interview – interview with the translator of Umberto Eco's latest, The Prague Cemetery
Henry Rollins Interview – Neddal Ayad discusses writing, publishing, and politics with Henry Rollins.
John D. Caputo Interview – Emmet Cole interviews philosopher of religion John D. Caputo on Heidegger.
Geoffrey Brock Interview – Erik Ketzan talks to Umberto Eco’s new translator.
José Villarrubia Interview – The Modern Word interviews digital artist and Alan Moore collaborator José Villarrubia.
FC2 Interview – Brenda Mills of FC2 press talks about experimental fiction.
Donald Kuspit Interview – The Modern Word interviews the author of The End of Art.
Michael Swanwick Interview – The Modern Word interviews SF writer Michael Swanwick

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