Tag: Victorian literature

Elegant Calves and Sea Shanties: Chicago’s Improvised Jane Austen
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Elegant Calves and Sea Shanties: Chicago’s Improvised Jane Austen

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending a theatrical in honor of Miss Jane Austen’s 242nd year of birth. In loft on Chicago’s Broadway Street, a troupe of women paid their respects to Miss Austen—exemplary authoress of the Regency era—by fabricating a satirical, gently mocking tale of social mores and romance. . . all […]

How to Survive a Party With English Majors: Bluffing Your Way through The Nineteenth Century

How to Survive a Party With English Majors: Bluffing Your Way through The Nineteenth Century

We asked intern Allegra Wozniak, a senior at Lake Forest College, to take the pulse of the next generation of literati. Her response is perfectly timed for the festive season. And stay tuned—we’ll be publishing four more installments this week. —Ed. College is a time for two things: proving yourself and partying. Much of the time, these […]

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Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

Elementary, My Dear . . . Cyrus? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse Talk about Mycroft Holmes

On Saturday, June 27th, in the Booklist booth at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse about their forthcoming novel, Mycroft Holmes. Terry Tazioli: It’s my privilege to be here today at the American Library Association’s annual conference, at the Booklist booth, and I’m talking […]

80 Days: Sometimes the Best Book Is an App

80 Days: Sometimes the Best Book Is an App

Books are dead. Long live books! There’s been more hand-wringing over the state of the written word this fall than perhaps since the time of the Greek philosophers, who despaired that the newfangled technology of writing would lead to book-lovin’ youth isolating themselves to devour the written word. This would result in loss of memory […]

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