On the Shelf
How the Magic Happens, and Other News
November 25, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Begin your week with these lovely shots of the Strand Rare Book Room.
Cary “Westley” Elwes is, as one might expect, writing a memoir about the making of The Princess Bride.
“Compiling this Guardian/Observer list of one hundred great novels in the English language, and rediscovering old favourites from week to week, has become as much an autobiographical as a literary process.” How the magic (or at least the list) happens.
“That swaggering conception of manhood now seems wholly deleterious, and even his worldliness suggests little more than a knack for talking to waiters.” Michael Gorra on Hemingway.