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Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

García Márquez in high school, as seen in our Summer 2003 issue We’re saddened to report that Gabriel García Márquez has died at eighty-seven. The ...

April 17, 2014 06:28 PM

Frozen Books

Wet Books, Richard Cubitt Someone has posted the following to Reddit: My roommate gets distracted sometimes, and she misplaced her book in the freezer. ...

April 17, 2014 05:47 PM

Whan That Aprill, with His Shoures Soote…

Chaucer scholars have generally settled on April 17, 1387, as the date his pilgrims departed for Canterbury—an historic and storied journey that has been, ...

April 17, 2014 04:09 PM | 1 comments

America’s Public Libraries

A photo essay for National Library Week. There are approximately seventeen thousand public libraries in the United States. Since I began this project in 1994, ...

April 17, 2014 12:20 PM

Hoarding Shakespeare, and Other News

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps lived like a tramp, but he had a huge collection of "Shakespearean rarities." Photo via the Guardian On Vijay Seshadri, the ...

April 17, 2014 09:30 AM

Kingsley Amis’s James Bond Novel

Happy birthday to Kingsley Amis, who would be ninety-two today. In his 1975 Art of Fiction interview, Amis says, I think it’s very important to read ...

April 16, 2014 07:15 PM | 1 comments