On the Shelf
Good-bye Doris Betts, Remembering Guy Davenport
April 26, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
RIP Doris Betts.
Our very own Southern editor, John Jeremiah Sullivan, on Guy Davenport, on the Rumpus.
The case of Lena Dunham’s literary internship.
Things you (maybe) didn’t know about E. B. White.
Quoth the Globe and Mail, “A Prince Rupert elementary teacher has been told a quote from Dr. Seuss’ ‘Yertle the Turtle’ is a political statement that should not be displayed or worn on clothing in her classroom. The teacher included the quote in material she brought to a meeting with management after she received a notice relating to union material visible in her car on school property … The quote in question—“I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights”—comes from … the tale of a turtle who climbs on the backs of other turtles to get a better view. In the midst of a labor dispute between the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation and the province, the quote was deemed unsuitable.”