Translating, Restoring, Interring


On the Shelf

  • The long, strange history of Dorothy Parker’s ashes.
  • Translating Emily Dickinson (into modern English).
  • Thomas Pynchon (finally) allows his books to be sold digitally.
  • At the newly launched the Slant, Erica Jong talks … well, everything.
  • The Arizona Department of Transportation turns to haiku for their latest dust-storm PSAs.
  • Hemingway’s Oak Park childhood home has been purchased. The new owners say they plan a Hemingway-esque restoration.