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Still No New Pynchon Photo, but Here’s Emily Dickinson – NYTimes.com

Still No New Pynchon Photo, but Here’s Emily Dickinson – NYTimes.com By DAVE ITZKOFF Amherst College Archives and Special Collections A daguerreotype that Amherst College says depicts Emily Dickinson (near left) with a friend, Kate Scott Turner. In her own words, Emily Dickinson said she was “small, like the wren; and my hair is bold, like the chestnut burr; and my eyes, like the sherry in the glass that the guest leaves.” (She also had…

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John Blumenthal: If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook…

John Blumenthal: If Historical Figures Had Posted on Facebook… Marie Antoinette Darn it, I said something dumb the other day. It was about cake. I thought everybody loved cake, but some people misinterpreted it and now I’m getting a lot of static about it. Why are people so sensitive? OMG. Jane Austen Great news! My agent says sales of Pride and Prejudice are taking off. It’s #17 on the Amazon bestseller list under the “Romance”…

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