Jamestown Week Begins
This is the beginning of Jamestown week at the LBC, with much fun and excitement promised. I'm putting together at least one post about the book, but for now will offer some links of related, or even unrelated, interest:
- An interview with Matthew Sharpe at Failbetter.com
- A reading by Matthew Sharpe at NPR
- A Q&A with Sharpe at New York magazine
- A TimeOut New York article about Sharpe and Jamestown
- More Sharpe & Jamestown links from Scott Esposito
- John Clute's review: "It is in this treating of its characters as soft-shoe, and of the world(s) they do their numbers on as an extremely slippery stage, that Jamestown seems so 21st-century, so surprisingly capable of making the reader feel that it has been told from some point far beyond the events remembered and anticipated between its opening and its closing curtain."
- Ed Park's review: "On any given page, Sharpe can swing contagious exuberance ('How unpleasant and interesting it is to be alive!') and aphoristic head-scratchers, shrewd pop-culture quotation and hairpin dialogue, the brilliant joke and the dumb joke and the dumb joke repeated enough times that it becomes brilliant."
- Dan Green is ambivalent.
- APVA Preservation Virginia presents the history of Jamestown.
- Virtual Jamestown offers first-hand accounts of Jamestown and maps and images.
- ABC News on the history and archaelogy of Jamestown.
- Chief Roy Crazy Horse of the Powhatan Nation on "The Pocahontas Myth".
- Video of Virginia native Katie Couric discussing Jamestown's 400th anniversary.
- Video of the demolition of Rhode Island's Jamestown Bridge.
- Video of The New World.
- Wikipedia entry on Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction.
- From The Onion, a story datelined Jamestown, VA: "High School Student Whines His Way to 4.0 GPA".