Each weekend we round up some of the best articles or features that you may have missed during the week. Sit down with a coffee (other beverages are available) and enjoy.
Twenty bookcases that have to be seen to be believed.
In 1963 16-year-old Bruce McAllister was sick of symbol-hunting in English class. So rather than quarrel with his teacher, he went straight to the source: McAllister mailed a crude, four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work.
The supposed secret subversiveness of Little Women.
Tóibín revisits the city that has become a sacred place to Joyce lovers.