Castro Edited Gabriel García Márquez’s Manuscripts: Critical Linking, December 9, 2016

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Feted as a revolutionary hero and demonised as an enemy of the free world, Fidel Castro also played an unexpected role in global literature. The Cuban president, who died on 25 November, acted as unofficial copy editor for the acclaimed novelist Gabriel García Márquez, providing line-by-line corrections for the writer after the two struck up a close friendship in the late 1970s.


Sara Gruen, author of the bestselling novel “Water for Elephants,” is scrambling to sell more than 100 “Hatchimals” toys that she bought on EBay the day after Black Friday.  She’s also ducking the ire of parents who are desperate to get the hot holiday toy for their kids.

She says she’s trying to raise money for a wrongly incarcerated man. What an odd story.

Stan Lee has launched his own official subscription box. The former chairman and president of Marvel Comics will serve as the curator for these boxes.

Each box will feature $125 worth of items such as comics, figurines, artwork, and “geeky goods.” Subscribers will receive a box every eight weeks.

Ohhh interesting.

The dog days are over, and cool, crisp weather approaches. Spruce up your fall wardrobe with new lightweight scarves.