"Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it."

Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby.

Happy summer solstice! Don’t miss it.

"‘There’s no score, no teams, no matches,’ he said. ‘The stadiums have long since been condemned and are falling to pieces. Nowadays everything is staged on the television and radio. The bogus excitement of the sportscaster- hasn’t it ever made you suspect that everything is humbug? The last time a soccer match was played in Buenos Aires was on 24 June 1937. From that exact moment, soccer, along with the whole gamut of sports, belongs to the genre of the drama, performed by a single man in a booth or by actors in jerseys before the TV cameras.’"

Jorge Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy Casares in “Esse Est Percipi”

Complete text here.

Celebrating great cover design, 100 years of Proust AND a new Haruki Murakami book, out Aug. 12! pre-order COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI & HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE here.

Celebrating great cover design, 100 years of Proust AND a new Haruki Murakami book, out Aug. 12!

pre-order COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI & HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE here.

Just in time for Bloomsday!
Get it here.

Just in time for Bloomsday!

Get it here.

Chicago-based poet/genius Anthony Madrid collaborates w/artist Mark Fletcher to bring you limericks that make your lips go flabble plap + drawings that make your eyes pop. See ‘em all here. Brought to you by bostonreview.

Chicago-based poet/genius Anthony Madrid collaborates w/artist Mark Fletcher to bring you limericks that make your lips go flabble plap + drawings that make your eyes pop. See ‘em all here. Brought to you by bostonreview.

Mark your calendars!

Three Percent presents: the World Cup of Literature! The geniuses behind the Best Translated Book Award have selected literary representatives from the 32 countries playing in the real World Cup, and assembled a panel of judges to choose the best of the best. Golazo!

Three Percent presents: the World Cup of Literature! The geniuses behind the Best Translated Book Award have selected literary representatives from the 32 countries playing in the real World Cup, and assembled a panel of judges to choose the best of the best. Golazo!

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Uncanned Music is proud to include Hyde Park’s Plein Air Cafe as a featured venue in our Chicago Overground series, where we’ll host 3 evening performances this summer - ‘in open air’ - in the cafe’s beautiful patio garden that buttresses the famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed Robie…

Just another reason to hang around the Seminary Co-OP & Plein Air Cafe this summer…

Guys, this is newvesselpress. They’re all about literature in translation & irresistible packaging, thanks to cover designs by A Bintel Brief author Liana Finck. Rumor has it their forthcoming I Called Him Necktie is a Japanese Catcher in the Rye. Oh and they have a book called Cocaine. What’s not to like?!

Guys, this is newvesselpress. They’re all about literature in translation & irresistible packaging, thanks to cover designs by A Bintel Brief author Liana Finck. Rumor has it their forthcoming I Called Him Necktie is a Japanese Catcher in the Rye. Oh and they have a book called Cocaine. What’s not to like?!

Holy smoked farmer’s sausage! A new issue of modfarm at last!

Holy smoked farmer’s sausage! A new issue of modfarm at last!