Buy Tiffany’s, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • 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.