News This Week (January 30th)

Every week Logos employees scour the internet for the most interesting news from their departments…

Martin Amis calls for euthanasia booths.

Read some Lord Byron: from English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto I, On This Day I Complete My 36th Year, The Destruction of Sennacherib

The largest book in the world goes on tour.

Read some poems by William Wordsworth: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802; I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud; from The Idiot Boy; from Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour, July 13, 1798.

Jonathan Ross leaves the BBC to become a comic book author.

Dictionaries are banned in a southern California school over the inclusion of “oral sex”.

Read some poems by Robert Burns: Mary Morison; To a Louse, on Seeing One on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church; Song Composed in August; Address to the Toothache.

Read a short story by Julian Barnes: Sleeping with John Updike.

J. D. Salinger dies at 91, and a lot is written about it.

Howard Zinn dies the same day at age 87, and a little less is written about him:

His life.

More on his life.

And more.

Zinn and the end of an era.

Zinn in action.

Zinn and the romance of history.

Condoleezza Rice will write her memoir.

A photo gallery of writer and musician suicides.

Martin Amis criticizes JM Coetzee.

Janina

Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.