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

Will Self on why The War of the Worlds is the ultimate modern book

& The NYT‘s Bay Area Blog talk to filmmakers behind the Allen Ginsberg biopic Howl [via LHB]

& And The Beat Goes On, Jack Kerouac‘s literary estate in limbo [via A&L Daily]

& David Foster Wallace on failure

& Jessa Crispin on the predictable American response to translated literature

& Philip K. Dick: A ‘plastic’ paradox [via @johncoulthart]

& In Hilobrow, Matthew De Abaitua on John Carpenter: “Few cultural scraps are as redolent of lo-fi VHS genre pleasures than a movie trailer with Carpenter’s name above the title and his own analog synth score.”

[Image: Wood engravings from The Golden Cockerel Press, 1920-1961]

First posted: Monday, January 25th, 2010.

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