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Friday Field Notes 092013

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Did you recover from yesterday’s shenanigans? Yeah, I can’t say I did a whole lot either. Work, mostly. I didn’t even get a free doughnut, which was a tad disappointing. Oh well, it’s the weekend; if swashbuckling adventure is to be had, surely it will had during the weekend. I hope you’ve stocked up on bookish treasure for the coming days; to get you started, here’s a few gems from the last week . . .

You’ve got to start somewhere, and literary activists in Sudan are starting with the love of reading.

A professor of English in South Carolina says he has solved the mystery regarding the identity of the author of a novel thought to be the first written by an African-American woman.

Looks like Americans will have a chance to win the Man Booker Prize next year (as in, 2014).

Ah, every writer’s fantasy — 90 years after Vanity Fair rejected a story by Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway’s estate returns the favor.

Do you know the real story of the Princess and the Frog?

Philosophical brawls are the worst — just ask the guy in Russia who was shot over the theories of Kant.


  1. I really love reading the darker “Grimm” fairy tales – there’s definitely an undercurrent of ‘adult’ themes that become more and more obvious the more you go over the different stories

    • amelia

      20 September 2013 at 9:59 am

      Grimm fairy tales are, indeed, grim.

      Sorry, it couldn’t be helped. 🙂

      I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for a happy ending; but I do love to see where the tales originated . . .

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