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Add your own. I just happened to read a couple recently that I though were interesting, so I thought I'd start this thread.

How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity
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The Rise and Fall of the English Sentence
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When “Serious” Writers Write Books For Kids

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Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

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And the short video at the link below made me think of our coffee table book.

How Audubon’s Birds of America Changed Natural History
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The book on our coffee table is this one:

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The Audubon watercolors have been issued in book form several times, but this is a REALLY nice edition. ISBN 9780679420590. The hardcover, made in Italy. About 14" tall, thick paper, hand-stitched pages, heavy boards, heavy jacket folded double at the top and bottom to keep the edges from tearing. Superb workmanship. The ISBN might apply to different versions of this book, but if you seek out a copy I recommend the 1993 Italian version. It says something like 'Printed and bound in Italy' on the title page.

One of the full-page paintings in the book:

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Now this book rocks! I encourage everyone to get a copy! https://www.amazon.com/Move-over-Shakes ... 164&sr=8-1


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Salvation by Words
Iris Murdoch on language as a vehicle of truth and art as a force of resistance to tyranny.
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The article has a lot of interesting links, like the one below:

Great Writers on the Power of Music
Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Aldous Huxley, Oliver Sacks, Walt Whitman, Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche, and more.
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Rutgers University Declares Grammar 'Racist'
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Associated Press Will Capitalize ‘Black’ But Not ‘White’ Because White People Have Less Of A Defined Culture
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Scottish People Are Furious After Finding Out That A Large Part Of Scots Wikipedia Is Written By An American Teen Using A Fake Scottish “Accent”
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Punctuation in novels
"Inspired by a series of posters, I wondered what did my favorite books look like without words. Can you tell them apart or are they all a-mush? In fact, they can be quite distinct. Take my all-time favorite book, Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner. It is dense prose stuffed with parentheticals. When placed next to a novel with more simplified prose — Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy — it is a stark difference (see above)."
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The 422 Words That Shakespeare Invented
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Compiling a definitive list of every word that Shakespeare ever invented is impossible. But creating a list of the words that Shakespeare almost certainly invented can be done. We generated list of words below by starting with the words that Shakespeare was the first to use in written language, and then applying research that has identified which words were probably in everyday use during Shakespeare’s time. The result are 422 bona fide words minted, coined, and invented by Shakespeare, from “academe” to “zany”:

academe
accessible
accommodation
addiction
admirable
aerial
airless
amazement
anchovy
arch-villain
auspicious
bacheolorship
barefaced
baseless
batty
beachy
bedroom
belongings
birthplace
black-faced
bloodstained
bloodsucking

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