Book Links: the death of David Foster Wallace and other things that don’t seem as important now

RIP David Foster Wallace. (Also in the LA Times).

The bloggers at Amazon’s Omnivoracious share some DFW memories. Buzzfeed gathers a bunch of a links including videos and his Kenyon University speech.

Poe’s “The Raven,” translated into 50s hipster. This is the awesome. Really.

I love when my love of music collides with my love of books. Like, for instance, when I find out Bob Mould is writing an autobiography.

The Pi-Press lists 37 new and upcoming releases by Minnesota authors.

I own fourteen books by John Irving, thirteen by Jeanette Winterson, and eight by Philip Roth. However I can say without any doubt that I have bought more books by Maurice Sendak than any other author on the planet. Which might be why I enjoyed the NY Times profile of him so much.

The Strib reviews one of my most anticipated books of the fall, Elizabeth McCracken’s An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination.

The Minnesota Historical Society is listing the 150 Best Minnesota books {via}

The NY Times Paper Cuts blog has some Stray Questions for Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of the fan-fucking-tastic The Descendants.

The ideal book reviewer.

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