Bloomsbury Auctions Lit Goodness

Yours Sincerely, T.S. Eliot

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.
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Prufrock: Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

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.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Found via VideoSift.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:14+00:00 January 27th, 2008|Stimuli|1 Comment

T.S. Eliot vs. Poetry: The Love Song

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.

By | 2011-10-17T08:39:29+00:00 April 17th, 2007|Archives|0 Comments