This is the first posting of Black Octavo, a blog about politics, books, and anything else that finds it way onto my screen (in case you missed the tagline). The name is meant to be a play on the Blue Octavo Notebooks, which Max Brod described as such:
“Among other things in Kafka’s posthumous papers there were eight little blue octavo notebooks of the kind we used to call ‘vocabulary notebooks’ at school… made up almost entirely of literary ideas, fragments, and aphorisms.”
No doubt this will change a lot as it develops and it’s focus will be refined, but for now, happy reading. I hope you like it.