The Great Gatsby

‘Gatsby: My Story’: A book review

By David Rothman
April 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

Nick Carraway and your English lit professor got it all wrong. A madman’s gunshots did not kill the hero of The Great Gatsby, published 90 years ago on April 10, 1925. The corpse inside the [...]

New York school's summer reading list features hilarious but unforgivable typos

By libertyc
July 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

Some Long Island students might find it difficult to fill out their summer reading list this year. Why? Because some of the books don’t exist. A summer reading list for the Hempstead, N.Y. public [...]

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Personal Ledger Now Online

By libertyc
April 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

The general public now has a rather unusual chance to see how F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mind worked when it came to some of the not-quite-literary aspects of his life. His handwritten financial ledger [...]

Need Library E-Books to Feed Your New Gadget? Here's the Answer

By libertyc
January 1, 2013 // 10 Comments

If you can’t find the right library e-books for your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or other gizmo, you’re not alone. More than 100 patrons of the District of Columbia Public Library were lined up [...]

Help the Gates Foundation decide how to spend money on libraries

By libertyc
December 2, 2012 // 5 Comments

In an even more wired future, what will be the needs of public libraries in the U.S. and elsewhere? Just what is the role of libraries if “a person can access much of the information in the world [...]

Jonathan Franzen dislikes e-books

By libertyc
February 1, 2012 // 5 Comments

Novelist Jonathan Franzen, who is winning great popularity lately for his books, recently indulged in a diatribe against e-books, spouting some of the same tired rhetoric that the paper panickers [...]

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