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Never Mind Dickens’ 200th, Here’s The Edith Wharton 150th Birthday Cover

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I know that Charles Dickens is the big birthday boy today, but I couldn’t help notice how gorgeous the cover for the Penguin Classics 150th anniversary collection of Edith Wharton’s three New York novels is.

Also, the Jonathan Franzen introduction?  Not bad at all.

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Morning Bites: Rachel Maddow’s Steinbeck Award, Dickens’ Google Doodle, Adam Wilson’s playlist, and more

Rachel Maddow wins the John Steinbeck Award.  She’s now in the same league as Studs Terkel, Joan Baez, and The Boss.

  • Adam Wilson gets interviewed about his forthcoming novel, Flatscreen.  Lots of talk about music.

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Virginia Woolf in a beard

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Morning Bites: Franzen on Wharton, the Lomax legacy, Claire Bidwell Smith, will Deckard return, and more

“To be rich like Wharton may be what all of us secretly or not so secretly want, but privilege like hers isn’t easy to like; it puts her at a moral disadvantage.” – Jonathan Franzen on Edith Wharton in this week’s New Yorker.

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The Week in Reviews: DeLillo moments, Alan Hollinghurst’s sympathy, Spiegelman’s trauma, and more

A weekly appreciation for the art of the review.

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Morning Bites: Gertrude Stein brownies, Atlas Shrugged 2, Reddit reads, and more

Norman Rockwell was born on this day in 1894.

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Our James Joyce logo

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I think we’ve mentioned how pretty much anything Jimmy Chen  posts will probably be your best experience on that given day.  But if we haven’t, then we’re saying it now.

Last week he tweeted at us that he made us a logo for 6/16/12 (Bloomsday), but we figured it’s worth posting since today is James Joyce’s birthday and all…

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