Book Lust: War is Kind by Stephen Crane

Welcome to my new series, Book Lust, where I’ll be highlighting rare books for which my affection reaches undignified levels. Today: War is Kind, Stephen Crane, 1899 War is Kind was Crane’s second, and final, book of poetry. He died of tuberculosis less than a year later, at the age of 28. The book contains a…

Edward Gorey Birthday Blitz

Do you like Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, and Lemony Snicket? Me too. Now let’s celebrate the artist who influenced them all: Edward Gorey.

Umberto Eco: In Memoriam

For a young woman who trained as a linguist; who spent more hours in her college years reading in Latin than reading modern novels;