A Mesmerizing Video of 52,000 Books Being Shelved in Two Minutes: Today in Critical Linking

In preparation for the reopening of the Rose Main Reading Room, watch 52,000 books being shelved…in just two minutes

The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel prize in literature.

“Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough,” the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius, told state radio SR on Monday.

Have to say, I am not really surprised. 

To talk to Le Guin is to encounter alternatives. At her house, the writer is present, but so is Le Guin the mother of three, the faculty wife: the woman writing fantasy in tandem with her daily life.

A wonderful in-depth profile of Ursula K. Le Guin. 

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