Posts Tagged: Robert Louis Stevenson

What to Read When You Are Stuck on an Island

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Here are some reading suggestions for those of you stuck on an island with no Tyga or blink-182 to distract you. ...more

Joseph Conrad’s Thank-You Note to Henry James

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Clothed in the wonderful garment of your prose, they have stood, consoling, by my side under many skies,” Conrad wrote. “I trust that you will consent, by accepting this copy, to augment the precious burden of my gratitude.

UT Austin’s Ransom Center released Project REVEAL, digitizing 25 of its manuscript collections.

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Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Jack Gantos

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Jack Gantos discusses the sense of “delusional invincibility” he had in 1970s New York that led him to prison—and then on to a career as an award-winning children’s book author. ...more

“It’s a long time since I drank champagne.”

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These are Anton Chekhov’s last words, and the Guardian has a slideshow of some sometimes funny, sometimes chilling last words of quite a few literary figures.

(And while we’re talking about slideshows, I’d actually recommend the Jacket Copy write-up instead of the Guardian’s, because slideshows drive me freakin’ bonkers.

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