Charlotte's Web

“What’s a life, anyway?” Remembering E. B. White

E.B. White was born on this day in 1899, and in lieu of a proper celebration—a lobster dinner ...

Jamaica, Ithaca, and Seinfeldia

Our Friday Reads are these five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else. 
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Post Offices, Prep Schools, and Poetry

Our Friday Reads are these five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else. 
Hemingway and friends

The Real Story Behind Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Ernest Hemingway's famous, career-launching debut novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was so autobiographical, it was essentially gossipy reportage.
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Video Games, Italian Revolutionaries, and Anne Tyler

Our Friday Reads are these new books out this week, and related content you won't find anywhere else.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Tig Notaro, Annie Proulx, and More

Our Friday Reads rounds up five new books out this week, and links to related content you won't find anywhere else. 

A Bloomsday Remembrance of James Joyce

June 16th is Bloomsday, the day on which James Joyce's sprawling Modernist novel Ulysses takes place. Celebrate literature, Dublin, and, well, pubs!
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Friday Reads in the Digital Library

Here is your Friday Five: Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won't find anywhere else. Ghanaian-American writer Yaa Gyasi’s firs

The Utopian Roots of the Artists’ Retreat

The modern artist's retreat has roots in industrial-era utopian communes.

Geek Love: Our Modern Monster Story

The writer Katherine Dunn died last week at age 70. Anyone who ever felt like an outsider found a friend in her 1989 novel Geek Love.