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Entries from May 2012

Facebook as Public Company

May 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Facebook as Public Company

…Facebook’s IPO has lead to a tumultuous couple of days for the company, nice summarized in Atlantic Magazine

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F. Scott Fitzgerald in the News

May 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on F. Scott Fitzgerald in the News

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:

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OverDrive at SLU

May 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on OverDrive at SLU

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 (mgillie@stlawu.edu or x5834).  We always welcome suggestions for new titles from the SLU community.

Tags: Books · SLU Library Event

Summer Travel, Interlibrary Loan!

May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on Summer Travel, Interlibrary Loan!

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!

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Maurice Sendak

May 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Maurice Sendak

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…

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Friends of the Library Gift!

May 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Friends of the Library Gift!

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.

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