This new translation of Robert Musil's THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES – published in two volumes on this day in 1995 – was the first to present Musil’s complete text, including material that remained unpublished during his lifetime.

“The secret of a good librarian is that he never reads anything more of the literature in his charge than the title and the table of contents. Anyone who lets himself...
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This new translation of Robert Musils THE MAN WITHOUT QUALITIES published in
“Before making a deal, if anyone is fool enough to offer you the full amount, take it. If you are offered less, tell the man you will him the answer in the morning. Think the matter over carefully in the evening. If you decide that it will be to your advantage to accept the offer, say so the next day.”
--from "The Wisdom of Hetty Green" quoted in THE RICHEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD by Janet Wallach
Before making a deal if anyone is fool enough to offer you
"“I realize that people still read books now and some people actually love them, but in 1946 in the Village our feelings about books--I’m talking about my friends and myself--went beyond love. It was as if we didn’t know where we ended and books began. Books were our weather, our environment, our clothing. We didn’t simply read books; we became them." - Kafka Was the Rage by Anatole...
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I realize that people still read books now and some people actually
“Let’s also do the last thing I know so many of us are planning to do. Let’s get out of comfort zones. . . . Let’s be the person who disagrees at the dinner party. Let’s get into the country. Let’s talk to people who are nothing like us—politically.”
--from “Dear Mr. Roell” by Boris Fishman included in RADICAL HOPE: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times by Carolina De...
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Lets also do the last thing I know so many of us
Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez's LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA was published on this day in 1988.

"The lesson was not interrupted, but the girl raised her eyes to see who was passing by the window, and that casual glance was the beginning of a cataclysm of love that still had not ended half a century later."
--from LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and...
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Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquezs LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA was
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Gill Cassidy
“Resist the urge to grow a shell. Don’t let fear convince you that hardness is good.”
--from “Stay Open” by Celeste Ng included in RADICAL HOPE: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times by Carolina De Robertis

RADICAL HOPE is a collection of letters—to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged—written...
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“Resist the urge to grow a shell Don’t let fear convince you that hardness is good”
Check out the The Handmaid's Tale installation at The High Line, New York City and get a free copy of THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood.

"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum."
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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway
“There is nothing to writing All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed”
Patric Green
Em Kay Morris
Lucy Gill-Simmen
"All he wanted was to be a literary critic. But even the most bookish scholar had to be a man of action, a citizen. In the new world, passivity was the gravest crime, and it was necessary for those who saw the truth about America to tell it, in word and deed."
--from THE SCARLET PROFESSOR: Newton Arvin: A Literary Life Shattered by Scandal by Barry Werth

During his thirty-seven years at Smith...
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All he wanted was to be a literary critic But even the
Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Fitzgerald died in London, England on this day in 2000 (aged 83).

“She did not know that morality is seldom a safe guide for human conduct.”
―from THE BOOKSHOP

Penelope Fitzgerald, one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century, was a great English writer whose career didn’t begin until she was nearly sixty. Her life was marked by...
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Booker Prizewinning novelist Penelope Fitzgerald died in London England on this day
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“The rain forest was not a garden of easy abundance, but precisely the opposite. Its quiet, shaded halls of leafy opulence were not a sanctuary, but rather the greatest natural battlefield anywhere on the planet, hosting an unremitting and remorseless fight for survival that occupied every single one of its inhabitants, every minute of every day.”
―from the Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly...
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The rain forest was not a garden of easy abundance but precisely
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"But history does matter. There is a line connecting the Armenians and the Jews and the Cambodians and the Bosnians and the Rwandans. There are obviously more, but, really, how much genocide can one sentence handle?"
- from THE SANDCASTLE GIRLS by Chris Bohjalian

When Elizabeth Endicott arrives in Aleppo, Syria, she has a diploma from Mount Holyoke, a crash course in nursing, and only the...
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But history does matter There is a line connecting the Armenians and
Yvette Moore
"'My tastes, like my bones, fossilized decades ago. Reach a certain age and you are obliged to become an anthropologist. It's the only way to ignore that the rest of the world regards you as an artifact, that your culture has faded beyond the horizon, leaving you adrift on your tiny, solitary life raft.'"
― I See You Everywhere by Julia Glass

Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious...
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My tastes like my bones fossilized decades ago Reach a certain age
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"If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it."
- from THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy

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If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing
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“Evidence in support of general relativity came quickly. Astronomers had long known that Mercury’s orbital motion around the sun deviated slightly from what Newton’s mathematics predicted. In 1915, Einstein used his new equations to recalculate Mercury’s trajectory and was able to explain the discrepancy, a realization he later described to his colleague Adrian Fokker as so thrilling that for...
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Evidence in support of general relativity came quickly Astronomers had long known
"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here."
--from WAR AND PEACE (1865–1867; 1869) by Leo Tolstoy

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this magnificent new translation of Tolstoy’s masterwork. War and Peace broadly focuses on...
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Seize the moments of happiness love and be loved That is the
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Sir Terence David John Pratchett was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England on this day in 1948. He died in 2015, and was best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels.

“In Ankh-Morpork you can be whoever you want to be and sometimes people laugh and sometimes they clap, and mostly and beautifully, they don't really care.”
―from RAISING STEAM by Terry Pratchett

Steam is rising...
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Sir Terence David John Pratchett was born in Beaconsfield Buckinghamshire England on
Man Carrying Thing by Wallace Stevens

The poem must resist the intelligence
Almost successfully. Illustration:

A brune figure in winter evening resists
Identity. The thing he carries resists

The most necessitous sense. Accept them, then,
As secondary (parts not quite perceived

Of the obvious whole, uncertain particles
Of the certain solid, the primary free from doubt,

Things floating...
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Man Carrying Thing by Wallace Stevens The poem must resist the intelligence

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Stephen King humor via The New Yorker Cartoons
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Kristen Von Malder
Manuel Puig's THE KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN was first published on this day in 1979.

“--And the good thing about feeling happy, you know, Valentin? ...It's that you think it's forever, that one's never ever going to feel unhappy again.”
―from THE KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

THE KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN is a graceful, intensely compelling novel about love and victimization. In an Argentine...
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Manuel Puig's THE KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN was first published on this day in 1979