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The Book Inscriptions Project

I know I’ve posted a link to this site before, but here it is again. I love everything about it. It makes me aware of the fragility of the moment, of our ties to one another, but it also is … Continue reading

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Marginalia

Well, this isn’t really about marginalia – which is one of my favorite topics – but about inscriptions in books (another fascination – this site, for example, is like crack cocaine to someone like me) . “Please don’t steal my … Continue reading

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Inscriptions

I love the site Book Inscriptions Project dearly – so glad I discovered it! I love to just scroll through there, reading, perusing – it makes me feel like I’m snooping, or something. Maybe that’s part of the appeal. But … Continue reading

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Moby Dick: The Happy Ending

This is FASCINATING. One of the problems with reconstructing Melville’s creative process and earlier drafts: The paucity of primary sources derives in large part from the downward trajectory of Melville’s career. When Typee came out in 1846, he was only … Continue reading

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