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Posts Tagged ‘Fyodor Dostoyevsky’

Free Books by Philip Roth’s Favorite Authors

The great novelist Philip Roth turned 80 years old today.

To celebrate his birthday, we’ve linked to a long list of free eBooks that inspired his long career as a novelist–follow the links below to download for your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other popular reader.

The New Yorker has more details: “Roth told Les inRocks that when he turned seventy-four he reread his favorite authors—Dostoyevsky, Conrad, Turgenev, Hemingway.”

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Collaborate with William Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online

 

In a special Google Docs demonstration online, you can collaborate on a story with Charles Dickens, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allan Poe.

As you type your text into the demo box, these writers will add little flourishes and quotes to your story.

We created a short story with the help of Dickens and Nietzsche, click on the image embedded above to see the collaboration in action. Who will you write with? (Link via)

Artist Transcribes Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Hand, Substituting His Own Name

Over the course of one year, Artist Kris Martin copied the entire text of Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s The Idiot by hand, substituting his own name for the protagonist in the nearly 1,500-page handwritten manuscript (pictured via, click to enlarge).

If you had to copy one book by hand, what book would you copy? This GalleyCat editor would copy The Great Gatsby. Follow this link to read a free eBook copy of the famous original.

Here’s more about another print-focused Martin exhibit: “For the solo exhibition of Kris Martin ‘Deus ex Machina’ at Johann König, Berlin, 2006, a huge mechanical offset printing press, a Heidelberger-Druckmaschine built in 1963, was shown and operated for it’s last time.” (Via MetaFilter)