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Today’s quick lit [& alt.cult] links from around the web:

Michael Billington on a new stage version of Patrick Hamilton‘s Rope (3:AM‘s review of The Gorse Trilogy)

& Ryan Tym‘s covers for the Alfred Hitchcock collection (featured above)

& Steal these books, on the most shoplifted books of modern times: Paul [Auster] and I argued about whose book was stolen more,” [Jeffrey] Eugenides said. “He claimed he was stolen a lot, I claimed I was stolen a lot. Back and forth. It was one of those deep intellectual conversations.” (via @ElectricLit)

& ISOL‘s illustrations for Paul Auster‘s Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story

& Mark Fisher reviews Ellis Sharp‘s Dead Iraqis for the New Statesman

& One Grey Eye presents 15 (free) terrifying tales for Christmas (via things)

& 25 vintage paperbacks that time forgot

& Mythogeography, the guide to walking sideways

& The Independent‘s literary heroes & villains of the 00s

& Ben Myers on why Rage Against the Machine are the the perfect Xmas No 1 for our times

& “Simultaneously the atmosphere of a library, a bordello and a boxing ring, “ literary salon’s are back

First posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009.

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