Tag Archives: J.D. Salinger

Monday with Murakami

Regular visitors to TBTP are well aware of my admiration for the Japanese author Haruki Murakami. I recently discovered this list of his five favorite books. Unsurprisingly, they are on my favorites list as well. F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby … Continue reading

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When They Haven’t Really Read The Book

Cartoonist Ward Sutton creates classic books illustrated by artists who have clearly not read the books.

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Memorable Opening Lines

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925) I lost an arm on my last trip home. — Octavia Butler, Kindred (1979) Once … Continue reading

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The Medium is the Message

Book Guns is a powerful series of book sculptures created by New York City-based artist Robert The. “Obsession with the semiotic erosion of meaning and reality led me to create objects that evangelize their own relevance by a direct fusion of … Continue reading

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Qwerty Portraits

Brazilian artist Álvaro Franca uses old electric and manual typewriters to create these amazing portraits of iconic authors like J.D. Salinger, Clarice Lispector, Charles Bukowski and Jack Kerouac. This little video demonstrates how it’s done.  

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Lit Mapping NYC

Trendy New York-based eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker has created an entertaining literary map dedicated to the Upper East side neighborhood around its uptown showroom. From Ira Levin’s spooky Rosemary’s Baby (yes, it was a book first) to J.D. Salinger’s iconic … Continue reading

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