Sunday, January 30, 2011

Author Robert J. Wiersema

The So Misguided blog, a Canadian book blog, interviews Robert J. Wiersema who is - you guessed it - a Canadian author as part of a review of his second novel, Bedtime Story (2010):

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dizzy the Arithmetic of Memory

We're going back through the archives and sharing some thoughts about John Bellairs and his work that have crossed our path over the years.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alert: La casa con l'orologio nelle pareti

A few short years after The House with a Clock in its Walls (1973) was first released in the US, an Italian publishing house called Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli released La pendola magica: un giallo nella casa stregata dai maghi (c.1975). A scan of the cover reveals that Italians were treated to the same exterior artwork by Edward Gorey we Americans got to see, except it was cropped and everything appears to be yellow-green in color, replacing the rich violet that would have made Mrs. Zimmermann proud.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Paint Stuck All Over Skin

Molly Snyder writes at OnMilwaukee.com about the latest craze about literary tattoos. You'll remember a year or so ago Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies made an appearance (arm-in-arm with Siobhan Magnus) on American Idol. Snyder says other works from such luminaries as Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling, and even Mark Twain have made it as a tattoo:

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Who's Who: Enrico Caruso

Apparently during the heyday of the New Zebedee Opera House, performers such as Enrico Caruso made appearances there [The Doom of the Haunted Opera; 29, 44].

Monday, January 3, 2011

Top 10 Pieces of Gorey Art

As we close in on the tenth anniversary of Bellairsia, we’re using our wuggly-umpish Twitter feed to share some memorable moments and creative commentary in the form of Top Ten lists.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Forlorn Soldier That So Nobly Fought

If you’ve slummed around the Bellairsia site over the past ten years then you’ve probably noticed that we tend to go in for the historic and literary trivia that John tossed into his books. There’s a lot of that sort of thing, some skimming the top (such as the names of some prominent characters) and more within the text that you may miss on initial readings. While we’ve been pretty good at tracking down some of these odds and ends, we thought we’d give others the chance to work their detective skills, too.

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