Sunday, March 14, 2010

Links & Reviews

- The Morgan Library has opened a new exhibit, "Letters by J.D. Salinger." The WSJ has a preview. The show will run through early May.

- This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Gardner Heist. The Boston Globe has a piece on the (lack of) recent developments in the case.

- The Miami Herald profiles accused book thief Raymond Scott (in the course of which they manage to incorrectly label the First Folio a manuscript).

- This year's National Book Critics Circle awards were announced this week: Carolyn Kellogg has a good rundown at Jacket Copy. The non-fiction prize went to Richard Holmes for Age of Wonder; Hilary Mantel took the fiction prize for Wolf Hall.

- Over at the AAS blog, Elizabeth Pope uses the new Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary to explore synonyms for "antiquarian." I rather like "mumpsimus," myself!

- Danielle Trussoni's Angelology was profiled on NPR this week, with an excerpt.

- The Little Professor has a great post on (imaginary) courses she'd like to teach.

- The Harry Ransom Center has acquired the David Foster Wallace papers. GalleyCat has a synopsis post on this, with many good links. Among the items in the collection are 200 of Wallace's books, most strongly marked up.


Reviews

- Michael O'Brien's Mrs. Adams in Winter: review by Richard Eder in the Boston Globe.

- Edward Pearce's Pitt the Elder: review by Stephen Howe in the Independent.

- Chris Skidmore's Death and the Virgin Elizabeth: review by John Guy in the Sunday Times.

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