Forgotten Books That Were Once Called Classics: Critical Linking, April 23, 2017

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by Day Drinking by Kat Odell.


The forgotten book that, rediscovered, takes its place among venerated classics is an age-old trend; “Don’t call it a comeback,” quoth LL Cool J. But if one end of the spectrum exists, the other must as well — right? What books were considered “classics” but are now largely ignored?

Further evidence that the term “classics” is totally subjective.


Redditors are reporting, and Audible has confirmed in the FAQ on its site, that Audible no longer lets listeners gift an Audible credit. The only option available now is to gift a membership.

I don’t like that.


The fashion mogul, who last month joined her father Donald Trump‘s administration as an assistant to the president, shared a statement with PEOPLE, saying: “In light of government ethics rules, I want to be clear that this book is a personal project. I wrote it at a different time in my life, from the perspective of an executive and an entrepreneur, and the manuscript was completed before the election last November.”

“Out of an abundance of caution and to avoid the appearance of using my official role to promote the book, I will not publicize the book through a promotional tour or media appearances,” she continued.

Someone’s being extra-careful today.

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