Well-circulated: J. M. Coetzee reviews Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel GarcÃa MÃ¡rquez in the The New York Review of Books.
This city’s tiny Non-Catholic Cemetery possibly contains the highest density of famous and important bones anywhere in the world: the cramped final resting place of the poets Keats and Shelley, dozens of diplomats, the Bulgari family, Goethe’s only son and Antonio Gramsci, a founding father of European Communism, to name a few.
(via the New York Times)
The internet giant Yahoo has been accused of providing China with information that led to the jailing of a second internet writer.
(via the BBC)
Thomas Jefferson’s Scrapbooks by Jonathan Gross (forthcoming from Steerforth Press, May 2006):
Jeffersonâ€™s spirit seemed to haunt this book, beckoning the researcher, as he had encouraged so many scholars, to study his life, his interests, and hobby-horses. It was an intensely personal book: a mature geniusâ€™s leisure-hours retrospective, not the work of a child.
(via Rare Book News)