Bram Stoker’s Dracula, First Edition, 1897
Published in Westminster by the Archibald Constable and Company
Postcard by Erich Schütz (1886-1937) for the poem ‘Der Fischer / The Fisherman’ by Johann Wolfgang Goethe.
You can read a tranlation of the poem here. It’s about a mermaid who seduces a fisherman and lures him down into the water.
Amanda’s book cover.
It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.
So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.
I’m dubious. I should read a passage:
It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
You have some explaining to do, Canada.
You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.