Oct 10, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
Three pairs of Philip Larkin’s eyeglasses are now on display at a British eye clinic. “I wouldn’t say Philip Larkin himself would be quite so chuffed with being associated with the National Health Services," quipped one local politician. "He was a hypochondriac."
The Massachusetts-based Paris Press has announced plans to re-release Virginia Woolf’s 64-page essay “On Being Ill,” which considers illness, alongside “love, battle, and jealousy [as one of] the prime themes of literature.” The essay will be run alongside “Notes from Sick Rooms,” an essay by Woolf’s mother, Julia Stephen, and will be released this November. Read Francine Prose's thoughts on the essay from the Spring 2003 issue of Bookforum.
Billionaire private-equity CEO Leon Black has bought the art-book publisher Phaidon Press.
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