Monthly Archives: July 2013

Inferno by Dan Brown

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There seems to be no end to things that Dan Brown will mutilate in his highly successful and profitable endeavors. You buy one of his books for money and in exchange, receive a couple of hours of entertainment that makes you feel dirty and want a shower afterwards. Today’s target was Dante’s The Inferno. Professor Robert Langdon continues his profitable… Read more »

Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili

Pantheon Books had an unique book cover style. Their design was the handiwork of one Louise Fili, who produced close to 2,000 jacket / cover designs for the catalog of Pantheon as their art director for most of the 1980s. In 1989, Fili began her own design studio, Louis Fili, Ltd. and began doing commercial art (restaurant & food packaging… Read more »

[NS] The Gods are A-Thirst by Anatole France (1942)

Jerry Fieldsted of George Macy Imagery recently posted about the Heritage Press exclusive The Gods are A-Thirst by Anatole France. That edition comes from the Nonesuch Press edition, which I happen to have a copy of. George Macy was also the editor/owner of Nonesuch Press after initiating a takeover in 1935, with his new program beginning in 1938. Macy remained… Read more »

[FS] Descartes’ Meditations & Other Writings

René Descartes (1596-1650) was a French philosopher, writer, and mathematician considered to be the ‘Father of Modern Philosophy’. Cartesian dualism (separation of mind & body) and the famous quote, “I think… therefore, I am” all came from Descartes. His Meditations are one of the most important and significant philosophical works ever, and there’s not much else to note as far… Read more »

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

Gavin Extence’s debut novel (and the second for the Redhook publishing group) is a stunning bildungsroman about the extraordinary life of one Alex Woods. Unlucky in life by conventional standards, Alex is extremely lucky to have his growing pains documented by Extence. Alex gets struck in the head by a meteorite and survives, but becomes epileptic as a result. Already… Read more »