Saturday, October 18, 2008

Books in Long Rows

In her memorial essay for Sylvia Beach of 'Shakespeare & Co.', Janet Flanner wrote: "Sylvia had a vigorous clear mind, an excellent memory, tremendous respect for books as civilizing objects and was really a remarkable librarian. She loved the printed word and books in long rows."

Source: Shari Benstock, Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900-1940 (U. Texas Press, 1986).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Book Lust

From the publisher Chatto & Windus: "An entirely new kind of biography, Oscar’s Books explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. It argues that reading exercised a formative influence on Wilde’s character and was the inspiration for his own writings."

One review. Not released in Australia until November.

Image source: (c) Chatto & Windus/Random House.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thinking about Christmas

Christmas presents? The DVA's 2009 calendar features posters such as 'Join Us in a Victory Job'. Available from the Australian War Memorial shop. Buy some Flanders poppy seeds too.

Image source (with full description): Australian War Memorial.