"Did you hear about the Oulipian stripper? She delivered a lipogram before vanishing, with an invisible wink. If this joke means nothing to you, then you are—like myself and 99.9 percent of other humans—not a member of the exclusive club of verbal wrestlers, jugglers, and tightrope-walkers who call themselves the OuLiPo, theOuvroir de Littérature Potentielle, or Workshop for Potential Literature."
"The child may be father to the man, but how did a girl become mother to the monster? We continue to ask that of Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818) before she turned twenty."
Years before he died, Francis was considered a saint, and in eight centuries he has lost none of his prestige. Two new books show that the Church is still trembling from the impact of this great reformer.
If there’s anything the editors of BestMastersPrograms.org love more than classes and books, it’s universities and libraries. It’s no surprise, then, that university libraries rank right up there among our favorite places.