Tim Parks on the buying and selling (and marketing) of literary archives (NYRB)

Tim Parks writes in a May 21, 2014 blog post at the New York Review of Books about literary archives, particularly his own. While much of the piece has tongue very firmly in cheek, Parks has some thoughtful comments, particularly as archives relate to the fame of an author. What has changed is the predictive […]

The Future of Libraries and the Huntington Library (Edward Rothstein at NYT)

Edward Rothstein of the New York Times has a fascinating piece on the Huntington Library’s new exhibitions. I think he falters a bit in his review, but his conclusion strikes me as solid and suggestive: [The Huntington] is developing its own syncretic style, with [aspirations towards] European culture at the foundation. This approach has its […]