Northshire Bookstore

Independent booksellers since 1976. Located in Manchester, VT.
"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog." - Franz Kafka
"All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers is contained in the dog." - Franz Kafka
theparisreview:

It’s tempting to lay down Norman Mailer’s Advertisements for Myself for good when, after several hundred pages of self-regard, he reaches his masturbatory climax by reprinting a letter he once sent to Ernest Hemingway. In the span of nine lines (mysteriously formatted like poetry), Mailer goes from coyly soliciting Hemingway’s opinion of The Deer Park to threatening Papa with his wrath: “if you answer with the kind of crap you use to answer unprofessional writers, sycophants, brown-nosers, etc., then fuck you, and I will never attempt to communicate with you again.” But quitting at this point would mean giving up on a work of fascinating, if at times painful, intellectual narcissism that can now be seen for what it really was: the birth of America’s first reality star. —Graham Rogers

theparisreview:

It’s tempting to lay down Norman Mailer’s Advertisements for Myself for good when, after several hundred pages of self-regard, he reaches his masturbatory climax by reprinting a letter he once sent to Ernest Hemingway. In the span of nine lines (mysteriously formatted like poetry), Mailer goes from coyly soliciting Hemingway’s opinion of The Deer Park to threatening Papa with his wrath: “if you answer with the kind of crap you use to answer unprofessional writers, sycophants, brown-nosers, etc., then fuck you, and I will never attempt to communicate with you again.” But quitting at this point would mean giving up on a work of fascinating, if at times painful, intellectual narcissism that can now be seen for what it really was: the birth of America’s first reality star. —Graham Rogers

nevver:

Advice includes:
Adopting a child
Adopting/becoming friends with a returning Viet Nam Vet
Plastic surgery
Getting a paying job
New wardrobe
New makeup
An affair
A divorce
Awful Library Books

nevver:

Advice includes:

  • Adopting a child
  • Adopting/becoming friends with a returning Viet Nam Vet
  • Plastic surgery
  • Getting a paying job
  • New wardrobe
  • New makeup
  • An affair
  • A divorce
Awful Library Books

vintageanchor:

Jennifer Egan’s Top Ten Book List

1. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing (1962).
2. The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard (1980).
3. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1905).
4. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys (1939).
5. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871–72).
6. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (1952).
7. Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1759–67).
8. Underworld by Don DeLillo (1997).
9. Germinal by Émile Zola (1884).
10. Don Juan by Lord Byron (1819).

Visit the site to learn more about her life and work and to see the picks of 140 other leading writers: www.toptenbooks.net.

(Source: vintageanchorbooks)

scribnerbooks:

Happy 60th birthday to The Old Man and the Sea, originally published in LIFE Magazine on 9/1/52.

scribnerbooks:

Happy 60th birthday to The Old Man and the Sea, originally published in LIFE Magazine on 9/1/52.

(via thetinhouse)