…Facebook’s IPO has lead to a tumultuous couple of days for the company, nice summarized in Atlantic Magazine…
Entries from May 2012
May 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off
May 21st, 2012 · Comments Off
The online version of Esquire Magazine is republishing the essays that made F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, The Crack-Up. Included in the online version are images of the original publication in Esquire in 1936. To my mind Fitzgerald is the quintessential image of the modernist writer as tragic figure: haunted by success, substance abuse, turbulent marriage. To read Fitzgerald is to somehow think about THE WRITER in block caps–he still projects a life lived for literature still. Some of the more recent things about Fitzgerald in the collection include:
- F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century Edited by Jackson R. Bryer, Ruth Prigozy, and Milton R. Stern
- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night : A Documentary Volume Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: New Perspectives Edited by Jackson R. Bryer, Alan Margolies, and Ruth Prigozy
- F. Scott Fitzgerald on Authorship Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli with Judith S. Baughman
- Before Gatsby : the First Twenty-Six Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli
May 18th, 2012 · Comments Off
Check out OverDrive@SLU: a downloadable collection of e-books and audiobooks that can travel with you this summer on your laptop, mobile device, or e-reader. Overdrive is available 24/7 with your SLU ID… and the books return themselves! Click here for more information about this new service. If you prefer to leave the wired world behind when you’re on vacation, don’t forget about the ODY Browsing Collection located near Special Collections on ODY’s main level. Whether you’re partial to print or electronic books, you’ll find plenty of bestsellers, award-winners, biographies, travel books, contemporary poetry, humor, and other popular fiction and nonfiction to enjoy this summer.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact Michelle Gillie at ODY (firstname.lastname@example.org or x5834). We always welcome suggestions for new titles from the SLU community.
May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off
Whistle and summer is here! Whilst you are out and about in the pleasant summer time, remember SLU Libraries Interlibrary loan is still at work, available. Our forms are online, so for those working at home requests are easy. The link here is to a quick reminder about what makes ILL’s wheels go ’round!
Tags: Research How-To
May 9th, 2012 · Comments Off
Maurice Sendak died Saturday. (Links to tributes here from NCPR). We don’t have many titles by Sendak, although we do have this overview of his career as an artist. The wonderful Canton Free Library has, of course, his major works and it would be worth a walk to spend a little late spring time with Maurice Sendak. There is magic in “We’ll eat you up we love you so! And Max said ‘NO!’” The magic of monsters and the magic of simplicity I suppose–how each line in Where the Wild Things Are slips off the previous like rain, like wooden blocks tumbling. Max is everybody either in remembering oneself or remembering one’s secret wishes. Yup, worth a walk to the Canton Free Library…
May 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off
Dr. Sarah Barber of the St. Lawrence English department holds a limited edition copy of Shakespeare’s Ovid being Arthur Golding’s translation of The Metamorphoses edited by W. H.D. Rouse and published by the De La More Press, London, 1904. This copy is #101 of 250. The book was purchased at Dr. Barber’s request by the Friends of the Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries (FODYLL) for use in her course on Shakespeare. Presenting the book are Mark McMurray, Curator of Special Collections, and Albert Glover, current Board chair of FODYLL.