• Songs Of Love: Pains Of Men And Their Muses

    Songs Of Love: Pains Of Men And Their Muses0

    Editor’s Note: Paul Breen’s latest work The Bones of a Season is available through the Open Books website and also available on Amazon. You can follow Paul on Twitter @CharltonMen When I was younger and fell in love with women, I wrote them poems—wild effigies to their beauty, sometimes as rambling and unedited as a

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  • Shelter From The Storm

    Shelter From The Storm0

    Editor’s note: To celebrate Bob Dylan’s award of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature Open Books author Paul Breen presents a deleted, Dylan-inspired chapter from the first draft of his novel The Bones of a Season. Breen’s published book can be found on the Open Books website, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. http://wisconsinforward.tumblr.com/post/45734553290/bob-dylan-shelter-from-the-storm PHEW – finally she

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  • Interview with Bill “Windy City Slim” McCulloch

    Interview with Bill “Windy City Slim” McCulloch2

    Chicago Blues legend Windy City Slim turns to writing. The result, A Dandy Little Game, is a ‘dandy little novel’! We’re talking today with author Bill McCulloch, who has had careers as a journalist, a freelance writer, and a musician. In 2003 he co-authored a non-fiction book about blues legend Robert Johnson. And now, at

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  • 5 Books About, By, And Inspired By The Beatles

    5 Books About, By, And Inspired By The Beatles0

    Because we love them, yeah yeah yeah. 1. The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles “Created with their full cooperation, The Beatles Anthology is, in effect, The Beatles’ autobiography. Like their music has been a part of so many of our lives, it’s warm, frank, funny, poignant and bold. At last, here is The Beatles’ own

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