May 15th, 2012

Bookseller unearths five early Daphne du Maurier tales including a risqué short story entitled ‘The Doll’. By a fascinating woman. 

December 3rd, 2011
awritersruminations:

Happy birthday Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857 - August 3, 1924)

awritersruminations:

Happy birthday Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857 - August 3, 1924)

November 16th, 2011
fuckyeahmanuscripts:

Franz Kafka’s manuscript from The Trial, 1925.
Over at the New York Times, the lovely Elif Batuman has a great article about the battle over Kafka’s literary estate.

I like how his handwriting looks like vermin. ;)

fuckyeahmanuscripts:

Franz Kafka’s manuscript from The Trial, 1925.

Over at the New York Times, the lovely Elif Batuman has a great article about the battle over Kafka’s literary estate.

I like how his handwriting looks like vermin. ;)

November 15th, 2011

Charlotte Brontë, writer of Jane Eyre and eldest of her writer-sister clan, was apparently extremely prolific from a very young age. A manuscript has been uncovered that the author wrote when she was just 14-years-old and is soon to be sold at auction. It just so happens to include a precursor to Bertha, Mr. Rochester’s mentally ill wife from Jane Eyre. The news is huge but the book itself? Very, very tiny. 

Charlotte Brontë, writer of Jane Eyre and eldest of her writer-sister clan, was apparently extremely prolific from a very young age. A manuscript has been uncovered that the author wrote when she was just 14-years-old and is soon to be sold at auction. It just so happens to include a precursor to Bertha, Mr. Rochester’s mentally ill wife from Jane Eyre. The news is huge but the book itself? Very, very tiny. 

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Aldous Huxley seated near bookcases, from the Harry Bowden papers.
[ Source: Image Gallery | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution]

Aldous Huxley seated near bookcases, from the Harry Bowden papers.

[ Source: Image Gallery | Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution]

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November 14th, 2011

Fourteen-year-old Stephen King submits a short story to Spaceman Magazine

Fourteen-year-old Stephen King submits a short story to Spaceman Magazine

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