lunes, 26 de octubre de 2015

Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' turns 100

Franz Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis' turns 100 this year.

Read about it in The Guardian.

You can hear Benedict Cumberbatch read the novella for the BBC.

You can also download it in different ebook formats from Project Gutenberg.

Happy centennial!

miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

Shakespeare & Company Bookstore in Paris

With a cameo appearance in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and Richard Linklater's Before Sunset, Shakespeare and Company is arguably the most iconic bookshop in the French capital. The building, a 17th century ex-monastery has become a landmark in the 5th arrondissement. Apart from being a bookstore, it also serves as a haven where aspiring writers can stay for free - Allen Ginsberg and Anaïs Nin have both been guests in the past. Originally established in 1919 by an American called Sylvia Beach, fellow expatriate George Whitman took over Shakespeare and Company after Beach's death in 1951. meets with Whitman's daughter, Sylvia to hear about the future of this historical, literary gem. 
[from the YouTube info on the video]