Author Archives: David M. Perkins

Dichotomous Anonymous

Wherein I am delighted to welcome one of the best writers and poets I know, Kathleen Cain, into the Bloomsbury Blogging fold… With a few essential exceptions, I disdain dichotomy. Either/Or. One or two. Up or down. Yes or no. … Continue reading

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Gray on ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

I’m happy (and I’m sure you are as well) to introduce to you our first guest blogger, Dawn W. Petersen—wherein our heroine, Editor Extraordinaire, goes on a quest to intellectually stalk the Best-selling Beast, The-Book-That-Must-Not-Be-Named… Who among us has not … Continue reading

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Crow’s Feet are neither crows, nor feet. Discuss.

Hello? Knock, knock. Is anyone there? Tap, tap! Is this thing on? Hello? Share this:

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And the Beats go on…

In a recent Facebook post, we pointed our good friends to the Grey Art Gallery at New York University, where the self-annotated photographs of Allen Ginsberg are now on display until April 6. If you make your way to New … Continue reading

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Do any of us really want this to happen? Again?

Surprise! I’m not going to talk about the “Make it New” campaign this time (though you can keep that in the back of your mind, if you wish…). No, this is a matter that should concern all of us obsessed … Continue reading

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“Make it New” doesn’t mean “Make it Short.”

One of my otherwise favorite literary bloggers, has declared that when one goes about making blog posts, one should: Keep It Short. One of the most important tips about blogging is to keep your posts relatively short—no more than 500 … Continue reading

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On this New Year’s Eve…

Nadir and pinnacle, here we are—Janus-like—looking behind and looking ahead. The quote is attributed to Plato, though apparently there’s some question about it and we’ll probably never know, but he’s certainly a good enough icon on which to hang the … Continue reading

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‘Real’ books or e-books? Alarmed?

“The tastes of the reading public are turning digital“, says The Huffington Post. “Print book sales rise hailed as a sign of a fightback in a digital world,” says The Guardian. From HuffPo: A Pew Internet Research Center survey released … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m the world’s worst blogger.

You would be too, if you were surrounded by editors as talented as those who surround me! It’s intimidating. But I am a half-way decent writer—and a damned good volunteer. I am determined to make this New Year a more … Continue reading

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The composer behind E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Nußknacker und Mausekönig

As this is the season of memories, joy and delight—many people include in their festivities a night at the ballet to see a remarkable staple of the holiday season: The Nutcracker. The composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, has not only given … Continue reading

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