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TRAME: blowing nobody any good

I have been hoarding interesting links during this period of backlog (at least since the last lot) and at some point I will deluge them upon your terminals, but for now there is one in particular I want to talk about. 1,036 more words


Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving greetings from the Rare Book Room staff, presented here are two items from our many special collections.  The post card, A Peaceful Thanksgiving, is from 1910 and includes a quote from the John Greenleaf Whittier poem, “My Triumph.” 63 more words


The Challenges of Exhibiting Manuscripts

Literary manuscripts often lend themselves more to quiet and considered study than being displayed in a public space. Reading, for most people, is a solitary and thoughtful activity, usually undertaken in a comfortable chair, not standing in a public exhibition space jostling with other visitors. 857 more words


Writing Short Stories

Truthfully, I think most of us like to believe we could just sit down whenever we wanted to and spill out a novel worthy of winning the Man Booker Prize and being our ticket to success. 602 more words

He's Just the Type Who Would Type

Mark Twain was the first significant author to submit a typewritten manuscript to a publisher.

By his own accounts, Mark Twain admitted that he did not actually do the typing himself, but rather hired someone to type it for him. 121 more words


Souvenirs of a Literary Alchemist | Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Goes to University of Texas

Read the full article | The New York Times

Gabriel García Márquez, who died in April at 87, was a strong critic of American imperialism who was banned from entry to the United States for decades, even after “One Hundred Years of Solitude” vaulted him to international celebrity and, in 1982, the Nobel Prize in Literature. 72 more words

Writer at Work!

Here I am, slaving away at my new novel! I’m all dressed up for the writing session in my new power suit and sensible oxfords. My hair is freshly coiffed, and I’m ready to turn out 3 or 4 chapters of great work. 559 more words