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The Oxford Companion to the Book

A weighty (both literally and figuratively) compendium surveying the influence of the book from antiquity to today. The first volume collects forty scholarly essays that are international in scope, while the second offers an A-to-Z of 5,000 entries covering every aspect of book history. Read more...

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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