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February 6, 2009 4:21 AM   Subscribe

Five Dials is a free, downloadable literary magazine published by Hamish Hamilton (UK publisher of McSweeney's) and featuring so far texts by writers and artists, old and new, including Noam Chomsky, Alain de Botton, Gustave Flaubert, Bob and Roberta Smith, Iain Sinclair, Jean Paul Sartre, Roger Deakin, Raymond Chandler and Jonathan Safran Foer.
posted by lucia__is__dada (7 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Gustave Flaubert

I just like saying his name
posted by DU at 5:23 AM on February 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

Bob Smith
posted by stbalbach at 6:51 AM on February 6, 2009

Cheers for this.
posted by tawny at 7:35 AM on February 6, 2009

some pretty great authors there, except Jonathan Safran Foer, of course.

thanks for posting.
posted by Substrata at 7:38 AM on February 6, 2009

There are no bells or whistles or hypertext or cyberdenouements
or flash-animated advertizements [...] hidden inside.

No cyberdenouements?
posted by jouke at 8:52 AM on February 6, 2009 [2 favorites]

Boy, it really wants to look like McSweeney's all right.
posted by msalt at 9:57 AM on February 6, 2009

"Distributed in Portable Document Format (PDF), Five Dials is best downloaded, printed out and enjoyed (we hope) away from the computer."

Oooh... the fancy online journal is too good to be read on a stinky monitor.... it's litch-er-a-toor...

I'll download and read it, but I'll be darned if I'm gonna waste the ink before I know if it's any good.
posted by joelhunt at 12:20 PM on February 6, 2009

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