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The Shakespeare Debate

I recently had the good fortune of visiting the Folger Shakespeare Library and viewing  a first folio. While Shakespeare is never entirely “off the radar,” the recent  book “Contested Will” by James Shapiro reinvigorates the ongoing authorship debate. You can read a review from the Chronicle here. I learned from a wonderful staffer at the Folger library … Continue reading

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Agents, Karma, and The Dance of Death

Ever wonder about the machinations behind the world of publishing?  In his work, The Book Business, Jason Epstein likens the relationship between publishers and booksellers as a “dance of death” where “neither partner can escape the other’s embrace.”  But don’t think that booksellers and publishers are having all of the fun. This piece  from The … Continue reading