“Like some other small imprints – and some record labels’ singles clubs – Fitzcarraldo runs an annual subscription scheme. For £100, subscribers get a year’s worth of books – in 2019, the label will publish 12 titles – and Testard gets some small measure of financial breathing space, with income that may not be received for eighteen months being banked in advance of publication.”—Angus Batey, “Pushing The Boat Out: Art & Business The Fitzcarraldo Way.” The Quietus. September 15, 2019.
I need to put together a list of these interesting small publishers. Dorothy is another that came to mind reading this article.
“A perfect miniature of memory and loss, affecting and beautifully told in an outstanding use of the medium. A haunting dream of a book.”—Warren Ellis on Frogcatchers
Jeff Lemire is the Stephen King of comics. What else do you need to know? On sale today.
“Sometimes, in the face of a totalitarian system of thought, and in the absence of a fully articulated alternative world order, conveying unease is the best a narrator can do. Or is it? …
As we now understand, a significant portion of the US population supports a politics of white nationalism…The phrasing varies, but the arguments share a premise: life is deeply
unfair, and by birthright some people will have material comforts and physical safety and some will suffer, and this inequality should be upheld with state-sanctioned paramilitary force.”
—Emily Witt, “Crossing the Border.” London Review of Books. August 15, 2019.
The people who love the idea of the law of the jungle are people that don’t live in one.
“It’s dark fantasy AND it’s sci-fi AND it’s puzzle fiction AND it’s an Adult Swim cartoon AND it’s wry and sarcastic, a profane Daria in space…!”
Heard about this on April 10 and just scheduled it for the expected release date.
“A new interactive visualization from Open Syllabus turns this trove of data into a color-coded stippling of different-sized dots, each one representing a particular text. Float over each dot and a box appears in the corner of the screen, showing the number of syllabi that have assigned the text, and a link to a profile page with more detailed analysis. Called the “Co-Assignment Galaxy,” the infographic does what a list cannot: draws connections between all these works and their respective fields of study.-Josh Jones, “A New Interactive Visualization of the 165,000 Most-Frequently Assigned Texts in College Courses.” openculture.com. July 22, 2019.
A list of the top 50 works is available from the Open Syllabus Project website.