Kingdom Come, 1000 buddhas, Walt & Mearsheimer book

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Interesting interview ith JG Ballard on his new novel, Kingdom Come, can be read here. And here’s a tidbit:

SIMON SELLARS:A character describes Pearson as ‘beyond psychiatric help’.

JG BALLARD: Ah yes – that is a deliberate little in-joke for those who are interested. The publisher’s reader for Crash made that comment years and years ago, so I couldn’t resist inserting it.

[The reader’s famous verdict: “This author is beyond psychiatric help. Do not publish”].

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Jerome Rothenberg NYC event announcement:

Hi friends!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Jerome Rothenberg’s “China Notes &
the Treasures of Dunhuang”. This Sunday, October 8 from 2:00pm-3:00pm at the
The Bowery Poetry Center, New York, NY ($6/cover). Details follow! Please
email me if you have any questions!

We’d like to whet your appetite with a short video of Jerry reading from the
“Treasures of Dunhuang”, recorded last December 17 at Beyond Baroque in
Venice, California.


Jerry Rothenberg Book Party: “China Notes and The Treasures of Dunhuang”,
published by Ahadada (Tokyo/Toronto) $6/cover

308-310 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

West side of The Bowery, at East 1st Street between Bleecker & East Houston

Closest subway: 6 to Bleecker Street. Walk east on Bleecker Street to
Bowery, then south to the theatre.


Warmest Regards,
Daniel Sendecki & Jesse Glass
Ahadada Books

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux to Publish Work by Walt and Mearsheimer

John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, the authors of a controversial paper on the place of the “Israel Lobby” in American foreign policy, are at work on a book-length version of their findings to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, an editor at the publishing house told the Forward.

Mearsheimer and Walt, who have argued that it “is hard to imagine any mainstream media outlet in the United States” printing their findings, first published their paper in the March 22 edition of the London Review of Books. A longer version was posted on the Web site of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where Walt is a professor of international relations. Mearsheimer is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.

The paper — which argues that America’s “unwavering support for Israel… has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardised not only U.S. security but that of much of the rest of the world” — has sparked a wide range of responses among scholars. Some have called it the stuff of conspiracy theory, while others have praised it as a welcome foray into a subject often thought to be taboo.

Farrar, Straus senior vice president Elizabeth Sifton confirmed to the Forward that a book is underway and that it has been acquired by FSG. The publishers of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Bernard Malamud, Farrar Straus is commonly regarded as one of the country’s most distinguished publishing houses.

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