News: Literary Recap Aug. 8-15, 2012

2012-08-15 20:33:PM ago by nicole.boyce

Are you a fiend for first editions? The University of Virginia’s annual Rare Book School brings together scholars, conservators, librarians and dealers to study the history, culture and significance of rare books.
 
With over 63 million blogs available, Tumblr can be tricky to navigate. If you’re looking for great summer reading, The Millions has a rundown of the best literary blogs.
 
Writing, identity and 700 cats: Shane Jones discusses his personal journey of ‘coming out’ as a writer.
 
The Great Gatsby film has been pushed back to 2013, but movie-lovers can still look forward to upcoming adaptations of The Life of Pi, Cloud Atlas and Anna Karenina. Over at The New Yorker, Richard Brody looks at what makes for a successful film adaptation.
 
What constitutes a ‘literary’ book? Rob Horning argues against use of the term in a passionate new blog post. 

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