Month: July 2008

The Top 10 Books for Dante Lovers by Matthew Pearl

Thanks to the Guardian Newspaper UK for the link.

“Matthew Pearl is the author of The Dante Club, a literary thriller about a group of 19th-century Harvard scholars secretly working on a translation of The Divine Comedy who are forced out of hiding by a series of gruesome murders modelled on Dante’s Inferno.”

Read the complete article with commentary.

1. The First Circle by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
2. Hannibal by Thomas Harris
3. The Wasteland and Other Poems by TS Eliot
4. If This is a Man by Primo Levi
5. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
6. The Undivine Comedy by Teodolinda Barolini
7. Dante’s Testaments by Peter Hawkins
8. The Poets’ Dante, edited by Peter Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff
9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
10. The Vision of Dante Alighieri by Henry Francis Cary

Read reviews of The Dante Club, or purchase a copy of the book here.

Happy Mondays Poetry Nights XXXII – Free Moleskines & Journals!

from ramblingsoul’s blog:

“…the 32nd installment of the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights @ mag:net cafe Katips

reading starts at 730pm sharp. please come earlier as the first 30 guests will get a chance to take home genuine Moleskine notebooks and journals courtesy of Jasper Ong from

FREE ADMISSION the whole evening. This Happy Mondays installment with be hosted by Gabe Mercado….”

Be there!

ABC For Book Collectors (8th Ed., 2004) Free Online!

Oak Knoll Press and the British Library have given permission to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers to make available for non-commercial use their latest edition of the classic book ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS by John Carter as revised by Nicolas Barker.

Download it here.

Thanks to Karin Bergsagel of BookThink.