R.I.P. Nadine Gordimer
In memory of the Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, here are some of her stories that have appeared in the magazine over the decades: http://nyr.kr/1qYE2Lw
Photograph by Ulf Andersen/Getty.
“She expanded the rhetoric and insight of criticism about style, engaging where most writers thought there was nothing to engage with.”
Someone left us a present! A traveling copy of Freaky Friday (RIP, Mary Rodgers) with a very intriguing Post-it note on the cover, and a code written on the side:
Bookcrossing.com is a site that connects people through books — you catch a book, read it, release it again, and log it on the site with your comments. Entering the code on our copy of Freaky Friday revealed a poignant message from user ResQgeek: “Registered in memory of my daughter, who was tragically killed on 30 August 2010.”
We’re sorry for your loss — and we’ll pass the book on!
Happy 4th of July!
A manuscript page from Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex.
Nobel-prize winning Czech poet Czeslaw Milosz was born on this day in 1911.
Vladimir Nabokov’s original screenplay draft for Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita.
Karl Ove Knausgaard at Community Bookstore, 6/4/14