U.T. at Austin’s online Beckett extravaganza will go live on April 13. “The centennial Web exhibition is derived substantially from information and materials in the Center’s renowned Beckett collection,” which is composed primarily of “holograph and typescript works,” “supplemented by Beckett’s correspondence and a wide range of his writing.” (Bonus Austin link: Scott McLemee’s recollections of the Slacker era.)
Dana reports: “Someone just found my site via this search. The originating IP? Dade County Public Schools System.” As a product of that very system’s high schools, I can’t say I’m surprised.
Lisa Jardine and Annie Watkins have been asking men and women how their favorite books affect their lives. Some broad generalizations have resulted. “[M]en use fiction almost physically as a guide to negotiate a difficult journey…. They use fiction almost topographically, as a map. Many of our women respondents last year explained that they used novels metaphorically.”