Flannery expresses the author’s genius but goes to tortured lengths to excuse her racism.
“Directing readers to buy their books from Amazon is harmful to the authors, and the publishers, whose work you are trying to support,” reads a letter encouraging independent media resources to use platforms like Bookshop.
A mix of voices filled the room with passages from Borderlands, serving as a powerful antidote to the violent racism and xenophobia that characterizes our current political moment.
To help me parse this year’s film Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, I had a conversation with Steven G. Fullwood, an archivist, editor, publisher, and scholar, to discuss the documentary’s approach in telling the phenomenal author’s story.
Stanford University’s Global Medieval Sourcebook is a new online compendium of English translations for overlooked Middle Ages texts.
Tim Youd’s 100 Novels project is continuing in New York at Cristin Tierney Gallery, where he retyped Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley.
After finding its literary archives inaccessible, PEN America launched a five-year project to digitize 1,500 hours of audio and video.
A rare 1869 watercolor of Jane Austen will join five other portraits, including the only portrayal of the novelist known to have been made during her lifetime.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening a visual biography of the author Sylvia Plath, including her rarely-seen artwork.
Over 100 contributors to the project Waywords and Meansigns are setting James Joyce’s experimental 1930s book Finnegans Wake to music.
Amateurs may think that inspiration drives artistic production, but professionals know the muses are rarely to blame for creative clogging.
At the end of Vladimir Nabokov’s poem “Pale Fire,” he describes how “White butterflies turn lavender as they / Pass through its shade where gently seems to sway / The phantom of my little daughter’s swing.”