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 Brilliant Bookcases – (Incredible Things)
Twenty bookcases that have to be seen to be believed.
Famous Novelists on Symbolism in their Works – (Mental Floss)
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 Mother Of All Girls’ Books – (Prospect)
The supposed secret subversiveness of Little Women.
Colm Tóibín on Joyce’s Dublin – (The Guardian)
Tóibín revisits the city that has become a sacred place to Joyce lovers.