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  • On the Shelf

    Zagat, Library Science, Cheap Thrills

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  • The Library of Unborrowed Books.
  • In the new Halloween-ready Horrible Hauntings, a book of classic ghost stories is paired with an app, which allows you to summon Bloody Mary, sail with the Flying Dutchman, and otherwise terrify any child in your life.
  • Sick of stereotypes, one group of librarians shows what the real thing looks like.
  • A Bay Area 2013 Zagat guide was recalled after it was discovered that San Francisco was misspelled on the spine.
  • If you want to hear John Waters read a steamy scene from oft-banned Lady Chatterley’s Lover, well, you’ve come to the right place.
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  • The Poem Stuck in My Head

    D. H. Lawrence’s “Pomegranate”

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    Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

    Sometimes in life you get yelled at. No matter your moral fiber, it can’t be avoided all the time. It happens in Marine Corps boot camp; it happens in rush-hour subway cars; it happens if your mother catches you reading Lady Chatterly’s Lover at an impressionable young age. But one place you don’t expect to get harangued, one place where the lid’s supposed to stay on the pot, is poetry.

    So cracking open D. H. Lawrence’s seemingly innocuous Birds, Beasts, Flowers is a bit of a shock. Lawrence is, of course, better known for his novels and short stories; verse can unleash in him an irritating Whitmanesque mania, an exhibitionist verbal autoeroticism. But that’s not the case here. You flip past the title page and the index to the first poem, “Pomegranate,” and before your eyes can adjust to the typeface, you’re in trouble. Big trouble:

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