rosalind harvey

He dreams of the day when the spell of the best-seller will be broken, making way for the reappearance of the talented reader, and for the terms of the moral contract between author and audience to be reconsidered. He dreams of the day when literary publishers can breathe again, those who live for an active reader, for a reader open enough to buy a book and allow a conscience radically different from his own to appear in his mind. He believes that if talent is demanded of a literary publisher or a writer, it must also be demanded of a reader. Because we mustn’t deceive ourselves: on the journey of reading we often travel through difficult terrains that demand a capacity for intelligent emotion, a desire to understand the other, and to approach a language distinct from the one of our daily tyrannies. As Vilém Vok says, it’s not so simple to feel the world as Kafka felt it, a world in which movement is denied and it becomes impossible even to go from one village to the next. The same skills needed for writing are needed for reading. Writers fail readers, but it also happens the other way around and readers fail writers when all they ask of them is confirmation that the world is how they see it… .
-Enrique Vila-Matas, from Dublinesque [tr. Anne McLean & Rosalind Harvey]

The Transition of Finding Neverland the Musical:

Finding Neverland the Musical(Rosalind Craig and Julian Ovenden):

Becomes

Finding Neverland the Musical(Laura Michelle Kelly and Jeremy Jordan)

Becomes

Finding Neverland the Musical(Laura Michelle Kelly and Matthew Morrison)

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Mexican authors have been gaining more and more attention in the literary world and Rincey has some recommendations of ones to check out.

Books Mentioned
Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos, Rosalind Harvey http://amzn.to/1YVvK6f
Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue,  Natasha Wimmer http://amzn.to/1UbnzBs
The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, Christina MacSweeney http://amzn.to/1UbnAFw
Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman http://amzn.to/1YVvVOX

Because unless someone's a Rothschild, a murderer, or Jason Biggs, people don't want to mention it

Jews you might not know are Jewish!

  • Joseph Heller 
  • Rosalind Franklin 
  • Harvey Milk 
  • Carl Sagan 
  • Jesus (don’t particularly care about him, but I’ve seen that post about a dozen times on my dashboard)
  • Niehls Bohr
  • Jonas Salk
  • Gregory Pincus
  • Harry Houdini
  • Jacques Derrida 
  • Shel Silverstein

Absolutely not Jews, not even a little, don’t even try it

  • Jason Biggs
  • Stalin 
  • Elliott Rodgers
  • George Zimmerman
  • Michele Bachmann
  • Michael Richards