Translated by Erik Hougaard, this is the only version available in trade paperback that presents the fairy tales exactly as Andersen collected them in the original Danish edition in 1874. His notes accompany the text.
The fuel for this ravisher unicycle of a world, Going faster and faster, ever more horsepower, Is not the president of the United States anymore. The man on the roof of the car waves his arms. The butterfly in love lands on fresh tar, tacky goo. I’m turning into something I wasn’t intending to be— In agony after the awful metamorphosis Into a suddenly human being.
Amy Poehler, actress, comedian, Saturday Night Live veteran and star of Parks and Recreation, has agreed to be the honorary chairperson for this year’s World Book Night U.S., which will be held April 23.
"I grew up loving books," Poehler said. "In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to know how it feels to have a good book in your hands. I’m thrilled to be part of World Book Night. People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.”
This signed limited edition of On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee, published by Riverhead Books, features the world’s first 3D-printed book cover. The slipcase was made by Brooklyn’s Makerbot using a bioplastic made of corn.