The DNA of Literature. The Paris Review
, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, makes available free .pdfs of fifty years of interviews with leading writers.
makes you want to pick up a great novel
and consume it in one long gulp. It’s a love letter to literature and literacy, a bibliophile’s dream film, dedicated to the joys of fiction and the passions of those who need books like they need food, water and air." (The Dallas Morning News)
Self-referential or self-promoting sites created by authors (as opposed to their fans
) can provide fascinating insights
into the person behind the writing
or provide ways to interact with the writer or the works
that go beyond
the initial reading. Some take advantage
of the web to connect
, while others use it as a mere marketing
tool. With the recent trend in writers who blog (a separate category) abandoning their blogs to regain time for their writing, are these types of personal pages also an endangered species?