Bloomsbury is auctioning off two rounds of kickass books and letters and such. It will make you want to pull a heist in order to be able to effectively bid on some of these things. Like a signed limited first edition of Uncle Bill. Or first edition Dahl. Or first edition Holmes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Or letters from T.S. Eliot. That’s happening this Thursday in New York at 2pm. Check out the lots here.
Then there’s the Children’s Book Auction. Featuring scads of first edition Frank Baum. A signature from Lewis Carroll. A first edition Pooh from 1926. Again, one weeps with how poor one is. rel=”nofollow”Check out those lots here. That one is happening Wednesday, June 25th, at 2pm. Also in New York.
Book fiends, take note. And…hey, has anyone seen Doc? He tore out of here with a ninja squadron and then headed for the jump jet. Odd.
Doc sent me this: LOLEliot. It pains me.
Still, I feel I must contribute this, from LOLEliot’s Four Bukkits:
im in teh world, explorin
when i bored of explorin…
OMG WTF i been heer before!!?!
OMG WTF i knowz heer already!!?! LOL!
My brain hurts. Make it stop.
- Click here to buy T.S. Eliot stuff from Amazon. To make it up to him for reading this.
A very respectable reading of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by Michael Gough, best known as the fourth actor to play a live action Alfred. This reading will have to do, since sadly all the Eliot readings have been pulled from online. The only versions left are really scary ones where somebody’s taken a still photo of Eliot and has animated him mouthing the words. Makes The Polar Express look positively non-terrifying, I tell you.
Doc found this and it’s the perfect way to end our National Poetry Month videothon. Eliot read by Brando. You simply can’t go wrong.
- Click here to buy his Complete Poems and Plays from Amazon. It’s worth it.
- Click here to buy other T.S. Eliot stuff from Amazon.
NSFW headsup: some nekkidness. You’ve been warned.
More for National Poetry Month. And Mr. Eliot is the reason that month is April.
This video has some nice shots of Tom in it, but for every choice of picture that’s apt, there’s one that’s too on the nose and another that is just a headscratcher. Picked this video because it has the uncut reading of Eliot’s, which is priceless.
Update: Video’s been taken down, alas.