The art critic and historian, Simon Schama, writes enthusiastically for our friends at The Daily Beast about Robert Hughes' Rome, a book that, without being itself reviewed in the TLS, has caused a certain amount of discussion here this year.
What’s more cringe-worthy: Haruki Murakami’s comparison of 'a freshly made ear' to 'a freshly made vagina' or the scene from 'Ed King,' David Guterson’s modern retelling of the Oedipus myth, in which the title character ends 12 hours of marathon lovemaking with his mother with one last quickie in the shower?
December 10 is Human Rights Day, as designated by the U.N. General Assembly and observed all over the world. In honor of the occasion, I want to address the human rights implications associated with something central to all of us in the publishing industry: copyright policy.
The Foyle family investment vehicle Noved Investment Holdings is selling the leasehold to the building where Foyles flagship Charing Cross Road store is currently located, along with nine other properties on the street, for an estimated £62.5 million.
For librarians to endorse a sometimes awkward debate around business models, we must recognize that our organizations are in a difficult space in persuading publishers to continue providing ebooks for lending.
Two years ago, Google Books was becoming the world’s largest digital library and, with an effective monopoly, seemed 'almost certain to be the last one.' The tragedy for scholars was that Google Books' metadata – which allow users to search the catalog – were 'a mishmash wrapped in a muddle wrapped in a mess.'
Can the mishaps of three seriously misguided Victorian gentlemen still provoke laughter? More than 120 years after its first edition, author Julia Stuart says Jerome K. Jerome's classic caper, Three Men in a Boat, is still a delightful read.