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Silver Linings (60) The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Big Read

At a semi-regular Zoom quarantini with Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris, something I look forward to all week (although what’s a week anymore?), I learned from Ann that Mary had recently written about The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Big Read. What’s that? I asked, intrigued. Mary told me, humbly and with a laugh, to skip her article and just go to the site. I don’t recommend this course of action. Read Mary’s article here first and then listen, or, as I did, swoon, to Jeremy Irons’ glorious recitation of the opening to one of the greatest poems of all time, then savor the subsequent readings by the likes of Jeanette Winterson, Willem Dafoe, Hilary Mantel, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithful, and many more luminaries of the arts at your leisure.

And, fittingly enough, on my run this morning I came across this–not quite an albatross but the bird was certainly having a feast:

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The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories Event with Jhumpa Lahiri at The Center for Fiction this Friday


A celebration of the Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories with editor Jhumpa Lahiri and translators Ann Goldstein, Jenny McPhee, and Michael F. Moore.

This will be fun! And fascinating. The stories are each intriguing and surprising and Jhumpa is so passionate about all things Italian, but especially the language and literary tradition. Plus The Center for Fiction is just such a wonderful place to be and hang out. Please come if you can. It will be great to see you there.

More info here.

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