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Browning at 200, Publishers at 83

May 10, 2012 | by

  • Salman Rushdie and Jonathan Lethem are among the seven hundred writers and cultural marchers who signed a letter protesting the planned revamp of the New York Public Library.
  • Dickens isn’t the only one turning two hundred! Wishing a happy bicentenary to Robert Browning.
  • Madame Bovary, the pie chart.
  • The James Joyce papers go digital.
  • Maurice Sendak’s books thrilled children and terrified adults.
  • And speaking of Sendak, more memories and tributes.
  • Rock 27 is publishing eighty-three.


    1. Joe Carlson | May 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Happy B-day, Bobby!

      “Sun-treader, life and light be thine forever!
      Thou art gone from us; years go by and spring
      Gladdens, and the young earth is beautiful,
      Yet thy songs come not, other bards arise,
      But none like thee: they stand, thy majesties,
      Like mighty works which tell some spirit there
      Hath sat regardless of neglect and scorn,
      Till, its long task completed, it hath risen
      And left us, never to return, and all
      Rush in to peer and praise when all in vain.”

    2. Ana | May 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

      I get a “you don’t have permission to view this feed” error when I click on the bullet about characters taking over lives… And now I’m trying to find some deeper meaning in this.

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