My Brilliant Friend: Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante has become a literary sensation in the Anglophone world with The Neopolitan Quartet, books about a friendship between two women. The books not only chart the story of Elena and Lila’s friendship over several decades but also that of Italy. My Brilliant Friend, the first of the series, is set in the 1950s …

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The Intangibility of Books: The Digital Bibliophile, by Eric Burns-White

An interesting article on the ongoing and seemingly endless debate on the merits of paper books and ebooks. Personally, I'm very much a paper book person and don't even own a Kindle. But I did enjoy this article on the joys of ebooks--and modern information technology--and thought I'd share it. "We’ve all heard it said that …

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