• 106 Green, a building/gallery in Greenpoint is putting on a show based on Georges Perec’s Life A User’s Manual (up on Sundays from March 7–April 4).
  • A fine historical essay by Robin Kinross on the problems of book glue and bindings.
  • Ben Vershbow’s put together a fantastic online, annotated version of Candide for the NYPL.
  • John Ashbery is in the TLS this week.
  • From the archives of the New York Times: a letter from Pamela Moore, author of Chocolates for Breakfast, defending Gombrowicz’s Ferdydurke. (See also Robert Nedelkoff’s Facebook group.)

things, things, things

  • Clayton Eshleman is giving a reading of his translations of Cesar Vallejo at the Cervantes Institute (211–215 East 49th Street) at 6 pm on 14 November. Also reading: Mónica de la Torre. Pierre Joris has details.
  • Noah Eli Gordon has an interesting forthcoming project (described by Ron Silliman, with attendant debate) which I should probably write about for if:book.
  • A nice interview with designer/theorist Robin Kinross.