Tag Archives: Literature

For in the beginning of literature there is myth

“Parable of Cervantes and the Quixote” by Jorge Luis Borges Translated by Andrew Hurley Weary of his land of Spain, an old soldier of the king’s army sought solace in the vast geographies of Ariosto, in that valley of the moon … Continue reading

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Plague Tales

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio follows ten young people–seven women and three men–who take shelter from the Black Plague outside of medieval Florence. Each day, over the course of ten days, members of the group must entertain the others with … Continue reading

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Free Reading Materials (really pt.2)

While millions of people are staying home to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Scribd is making their digital library of ebooks and audiobooks free for everyone: scribd.com/readfree  

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Free Books (really)

h/t to Stanislav and Milen for the extensive links FAMOUS AUTHORS Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database. … Continue reading

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Collected Works

You can discover more of John Atkinson’s clever stuff right here.

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Summer Reads Pt 1

For some reason, I receive requests for reading recommendations from followers of TBTP. It may be because I’m in the book trade, who knows why. Anyway, I thought that I would share a short list of books that I have … Continue reading

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You Too Can Be An Intellectual

I have been reading the Paris Review for as long as I can remember. Although it hasn’t cemented my credentials as an intellectual, I can honestly say that the publication has helped me to become more widely read. Every issue … Continue reading

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What Goes Well With A Dry White

Italian winery Matteo Correggia has teamed up with designers Reverse Innovation to add short stories to wine bottles. This new line of wine is called Librottiglia. Each bottle of wine in the collection is paired with a short story that is … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

I’m one of those insufferable bibliophiles who get a thrill from visiting the real world locations that I’ve read about in books. Now there’s a newly revamped website to appeal to book lovers everywhere. Placing Literature  centers on a crowd … Continue reading

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Agree to Disagree

The University of Southern California’s Rossier Graduate School of education created this “Best Books of the 21st Century” infographic. I’ve got some personal quibbles with the selections. What do you think ?

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