Wednesday remainders

  • An English professor seeks to recover lost works of British fiction.
  • Scientists say Allegra Goodman’s novel about scientific fraud “rings so true and includes details so accurate and vivid that they … are left reeling.”
  • Lovecraft’s fiction inspires a “baroque musical cabaret.”
  • In January I was obsessively reading Dubravka Ugresic’s The Ministry of Pain, but I put it to the side about fifty pages in. Carolyn See reminds me that I need pick it up again. “[I]f you care about language and how it fails and sometimes succeeds at defining the human condition,” she says, the book “approaches perfection.” (Thanks to Nick Kocz for the link.)


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