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Literary Topics in the News

Check this space for information on literature and writers in the news. These entries will be modified on periodic basis. I welcome any recommendations you have for items you think should be included here.

  • Look Inside Philip Roth’s Personal Library: See this New York Times article about Philip Roth's donation of thousands of books--with his margin notes--and personal letters to the Newark Public Library in Roth's hometown on Newark, NJ.. This collection will soon be open to visitors.
    • Philip Roth's Personal Library at the Newark Public Library. Learn about Roth, about the collection and about how to schedule a visit to the exhibition.
  • Robert Hollander, Who Led Readers into the 'Inferno,' Dies at 87: Robert Hollander,a  meticulous scholar of Dante's The Divine Comedy, and his wife, Jean Hollander, wrote a very highly-respected translation of Dante's The Divine Comedy. Back in the 1980s--prehistoric times in terms of digital technologies--Hollander began digitizing commentaries on The Divine Comedy. Today, this digitization project is a fully functioning tool. Read about Hollander in this New York Times obituary.
  • Children's Authors on Eric Carle: 'He created readers as voracious as that caterpillar: Almost anyone who read Eric Carle as a child or had the pleasure of reading his books to a child, fondly remembers his most famous work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as well as many of his other works.Carle died on May 23, 2021.  In this article in The Guardian, children's authors pay tribute to Carle's singular contributions to children's literature.
  • Louise Glück: Poet who was warded the Nobel Prize for Literature in October 2020. Click on the link to read some of her poetry.
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