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historicaltimes:

1905-1908: Leo Tolstoy playing chess with a friend

historicaltimes:

1905-1908: Leo Tolstoy playing chess with a friend

theparisreview:

This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

This fall, Boston plans to erect an impressive new statue of Edgar Allan Poe: a raven at his side, a veiny heart tumbling from his “trunk full of ideas,” his coat billowing in the wind.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

nypl:

Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.

nypl:

Today marks 89 years since the literary classic, The Great Gatsby was first published.

It’s a testament to the enduring quality of the story of The Great Escape that on the most beautiful day yet this spring, the Fox Theatre was packed with an enthusiastic crowd.  Ted Barris was a terrific speaker and was joined by a veteran from the camp, Mr. Al Wallace (94), and Brian Floody, the son of Walter Floody who was the tunnel architect.  What an honour!
theparisreview:

“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”
Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.

theparisreview:

“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”

Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.

theparisreview:

Maurice Sendak’s sample artwork for the proposed thirtieth anniversary deluxe illustrated edition of The Hobbit.

Our first big event!  Eponymous, too!

Fun with mumps in 1937!