Links We Liked for October 16, 2007

Blasphemy Confirmed. January Magazine has posted video evidence of Doris Lessing’s stylish reaction to hearing the news, from reporters, that she had won the Nobel Prize. How did Liam Gallagher react to hearing he had joined Oscar Wilde in a list of the top ten wits I wonder?

Something Wicked. Sometime genre writer Ursula K. Le Guin responded with a clever vignette to a review of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policeman’s Union in which Ruth Franklin called genre writing a ‘decaying corpse’ abandoned in a shallow grave by ‘writers of serious literature’. She later took Cory Doctorow to task for republishing her piece without permission.

I’ve changed my dance. The Serial Comma has a lovely brief post on overheard dialogue that highlights the problem writers have in representing speech, but also illustrates the extent to which we are all talking to ourselves. Dangerous territory for bloggers. Here’s the link.

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