Critical Linking: March 29, 2014


I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.

—James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A list of the 10 best sentences? Let the quibbling begin!


An unpublished short story by the playwright Tennessee Williams, in which a college freshman recounts the details of a romance that reaches “the ultimate degree of intimacy” before ending, will finally be revealed to the public around 80 years after the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof author penned it.

Ohhhh, I wants it, my precious.


According to the author, Green’s novel “Paper Towns,” which was originally released in 2008, is being adapted into a film, with some of the same faces behind the upcoming movie “The Fault in Our Stars,” also based on a Green book, along for the ride. 

This will make a lot of people happy, I bet.


More than 75 years after the publication of the epic novel by Margaret Mitchell, a prequel with Mammy at its center is set for release in October, the publisher said on Wednesday.

A prequel of Gone With The Wind that focuses on Mammy, written by a white male who lives in Virginia? I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.


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