Book Banter 34: “Likability”


– Claire Messud eloquently tells off a Publisher’s Weekly interviewer for asking a stupid question. The full interview is here.

– Dr. Jane Aronson writes about adopting across continents.

– Digitization and the Oxford English dictionary.

– Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny libraries.

– A gorgeous essay on one of my favorite cities in the world.

– Another interview with James Salter.

– Literary pets. (Heminway liked his cats.)

– Will Amazon ever extend its reach to the Arab world?

– The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice.

– Margaret Atwood weighs in on sexism and Wikipedia.

– Is the play-by-play book review on its way to extinction?

– A very cool book place…The Stockholm Public Library.

– Fourteen hundred stolen rare books returned to London library!

The handwritten manuscripts of your favorite writers.

– Why F. Scott Fitzgerald is greater than the Gatsby he created. (And why The Great Gatsby endures after all these years.)

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