Content Tagged ‘literature’

Putting Things in Perspective

Here’s a little perspective: In 1939, gas cost 10 cents a gallon at the pump. A movie ticket set you back 20 cents. John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the year’s bestselling hardcover book, was $2.75. For a nation suffering 20 percent unemployment, books were an impossible expense.

How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read – Mental Floss (via bookriot)

Wow! This excellent article puts a lot of things into perspective.

This Week With Lookout Authors

Steve Almond, (the guy with all the sex stories) had an awesome The Week in Greed post on The Rumpus a couple of days ago.

And it’s just been announced that he is the recipient of the 2012 Paterson Fiction Prize! Go Steve!

Check out some more praise over at City Book Review for John Rybicki’s When All The World Is Old.

There’s also a Bincoular Vision by Edith Pearlman giveaway courtesy of Erika Dreifus!

And we’ve recently unveiled the cover of Ben Miller’s River Bend Chronicle, with artwork by Matthew Kaven Brooks.

Great things going on!

– John Mortara, Lookout Intern