- The Fabulous Forgotten Life of Vita Sackville-West [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Re-Covered: A Black Female Beat Novel from the Sixties [THE PARIS REVIEW]
- Gerda Taro. The Girl with the Leica [DAILY ART MAGAZINE]
- A Feast of Flowers [THE CUT]
Pride and Prejudice was published on this day in 1813:
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!–When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”–Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“Authors do not supply imaginations, they expect their readers to have their own, and to use it.”–Nella Larsen
It’s always a good day for re-reading Rex Stout mysteries!
I couldn’t resist this copy of Evelina (circa 1970), which I snagged for six cents less than the original price.
Isn’t the illustration beautiful?
“Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.”–Philip Roth
- Philip Roth, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author, Dies at 85 [THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER]
- Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Philip Roth Dies at 85 [VARIETY]
- Philip Roth, Fearless and Celebrated Author, Dies at 85 [LOS ANGELES TIMES]
A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? The Hills Beyond by Thomas Wolfe.
- TITLE: THE HILLS BEYOND
- AUTHOR: THOMAS WOLFE
- THIS EDITION: 1968
- SIGNET CLASSICS
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
This is another case of filling a hole in my collection. I also really dig the cover.
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.