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Paris Review editor and Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Lorin Stein has stepped down amid charges of harassment. “At times in the past, I blurred the personal and the professional in ways that were, I now recognize, disrespectful of my colleagues and our contributors, and that made them feel uncomfortable or demeaned,” the New York Times reports Stein wrote in his resignation letter from the Paris Review.
Whitmore gingerly turned the pages of a Latin translation of Herodotus printed in 1494, just 46 years after Gutenberg invented the printing press. He lingered on a page framed by an intricate woodcut border, pilasters and vines unspooling in white relief on an inky black background. The book is unequivocally noble, a piece of art.
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While they are growing up, the family’s maid and cook, Hannah Mullet, makes cooking an occasional hobby for the sisters, rather than a daily necessity. But after she marries, Meg has to learn to cook herself. When her jelly goes wrong, she sits down in the kitchen and weeps, and it’s at this point in the story that I most identify with her. Arrriving at home with a friend in tow, John Brooke finds everything in chaos: