LitBlog Roundup 2014-10-04

Great Essays

Publisher’s Weekly has a post this week that reviews “ The Top 10 Essays Since 1950 ” which, of course, invites the question: “ what makes a good essay?

Speaking of essays, here’s one about Glitch Aesthetics .

Talking about Typography

The Paris Review shares some ephemeral gems from the days of the Linotype printmaking machine . And at least one reader, at Blogalicious, wishes that Amazon and other booksellers would include information about a book’s typography , which can be a crucial factor for deciding whether to buy, read, and enjoy a book.

Indie Publications, Now and Then

The New York Review of Books is now fifty years strong, with a new documentary about the history of the New York Review of Books . Now, there is an ongoing explosion of new, independant publications , Vogue reports.

My Screenwriting Workflow

Jonathan Ball has a post about his “ workflow for screenwriting — what software I use, and so forth.”

Audio: Posthumous Publications

Italo Calvino's [Into the War](https://amzn.to/2Rxa3MJ) and Philip K. Dick's [We Can Remember It for You Wholesale](https://amzn.to/2RxKlHE) two posthumously published books of short fiction, contrast greatly but deliver stimulating reading experiences. > >

Via NPR Book Review