On the Shelf
Buy Tiffany’s, and Other News
April 24, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Should you have $50,000 lying around, you have two days to bid on this manuscript of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
A new book argues that Jane Austen “isn’t merely fodder for game-theoretical analysis, but an unacknowledged founder of the discipline itself: a kind of Empire-waisted version of the mathematician and cold war thinker John von Neumann, ruthlessly breaking down the stratagems of 18th-century social warfare.” But … didn’t she come first? Doesn’t that make him a trousered version of her? Discuss.
Andy Griffith and Robert Burns: a surprisingly convincing case for their spiritual kinship.
An appreciation of The Lonely Doll and its complex legacy.