On the Shelf
Arthurian Legend, Literary Restaurants
October 10, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
Oxford’s Bodleian Library has put more than three hundred thousand rare books online.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s previously unseen two-hundred-page Arthurian epic poem, The Fall of Arthur, will be released next May. His son has acted as editor.
As I Chipotle Dying: the #literaryrestaurants hash tag sweeps Twitter.
Lena Dunham’s purported $3.5 million sale prompts a list of outrageous book deals.
“Lolita, then, is undeniably news in the world of books. Unfortunately, it is bad news. There are two equally serious reasons why it isn’t worth any adult reader’s attention. The first is that it is dull, dull, dull in a pretentious, florid and archly fatuous fashion. The second is that it is repulsive.” The New York Times’s pan: just one of the bad reviews received by classics.