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July 27, 2010 9:53 AM   Subscribe

Reader's Almanac is a new blog devoted to the authors published in the Library of America. Posts so far have featured film shot by Zora Neale Hurston, audio recordings of William Faulkner, and Walt Whitman's astronomical inspiration.
posted by Horace Rumpole (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Wow, that is not at all how I imagined Faulkner's voice. I expected it to be more craggily.

I hope they post about Nathanael West. He was a kook!
posted by Houyhnhnm at 10:12 AM on July 27, 2010

I am old enough to recall Poirier saying of Norman Mailer (he had written a book on him), while I was at Rutgers as grad student that Mailer was more interesting to read when he was wrong than molst writers when they are right.
posted by Postroad at 10:28 AM on July 27, 2010

I love LOA editions. I didn't know about the blog. Thanks for posting.
posted by HumanComplex at 10:31 AM on July 27, 2010

I love Walt Whitman and I have the Library America Leaves Grass and I never heard about the meteors of 1860. Magnificent find Horace Rumpole and thank you for posting this!
posted by bukvich at 4:26 PM on July 27, 2010

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