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In his latest book, A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century (Bellevue Literary Press), Jerome Charyn dispenses quickly with the image of a virginal, reclusive “Belle of Amherst” in favor of a more seductive and subversive Emily Dickinson, “fierce–and cruel,” who wielded language as a tool, plaything, and weapon. In the pursuit of
This week we mourn two literary greats, both of whom passed on Friday, February 19: Harper Lee, age 89, and Umberto Eco, age 84. In slightly uplifting news, book clubs are purported to help retired senior citizens live longer by providing them regular social activity—ready? Set? Read!
This week it has become inescapably obvious how a little bit of fame can go a long way in getting published. Major publishers know that titles written by the likes Chelsea Clinton or Barbra Streisand will practically sell themselves. Also on trend for 2015, this week’s installments of “rare book uncovered” included a portrait of
In this week’s roundup of book news, we look into the archives, both for missing (but still publishable!) manuscripts and for troves of rare books. We also see Amazon get a bit sniffy. It’s all footnotes this week. Are you ready for a fast-paced look at this week’s book news? Read on! FOOTNOTES Faber &