On the Shelf
Fake Blake, Back Covers, and Other News
June 24, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
So what’s with all the women’s backs on book covers?
“Could I have chosen my own genius and condition, I would have made myself a great poet,” said John Quincy Adams. Judge for yourself.
A school librarian has discovered that a poem called “Two Sunflowers Move into the Yellow Room”—attributed to Blake and included on many a school reading list—was in fact written in the United States in the 1980s.
Following some extremely (and legally) questionable advice on “getting awesome with women,” Kickstarter has banned all seduction guides.
This week’s Bookriot Sunday Diversion—guessing a book title based on its Library of Congress catalog subjects—is, in our humble opinion, nearly impossible.