Nathaniel Hawthorne

And now, a post totally unrelated to coronavirus, because we need to remember the beautiful things that light up our world: 

Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Minotaur," first appeared in 1853 with other retellings of ancient myths, refashioned to highlight the nature of evil and the fear inherent in facing and conquering our deepest secrets. In the hands of

city-of-soul-turner.jpgNew York, NY— During the one hundred year period

ShakespearesTremor.jpgSo Shakespeare was obsessed with syphilis,
New York, NY, February 13, 2012—Beginning tomorrow, The Morgan Library & Museum will exhibit nearly thirty extraordinary works from its extensive collections of printed books, illuminated manuscripts, music, and literary and historical manuscripts. The diverse objects—which include a portion of The Scarlet Letter, fifteenth-century tarot cards, a first edition of William Faulkner's Light in
On Thursday of this week Sotheby's NY will hold the second part of its incredible sale of the library of an English Bibliophile. Judging from the list, this English bibliophile was quite the collector of the high points of American literature. Several of the lots estimated in the six-figure range* are American first editions, including: