Sunday, August 17

The Eye-Beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and Mercy

Here's a greatly entertaining New York Times slideshow of book ads from the 60s and 70s. The Edna O'Brien photo is just, like, WOW, but the Cormac McCarthy ad is so ludicrous and amusing. What a hunk!

(Oh, and the over-the-top copy in the Harry Crews ad is a treat, too.) (And and and: Gene Shalit blurbing a Joan Didion book!)


"Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them — if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry."

JD Salinger

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