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What Good are Authors’ Estates?

June 7, 2010

You will die, and if your writing is any good, and thereby profitable to concerned parties, a melodramatic and legalistic morass may appear sooner than any volumes of collected works.

Letters of Note

April 1, 2010

The website devoted to "correspondence deserving of a wider audience" is fascinating.

What’s in a (Middle) Name?

January 30, 2010

Consider the difference between James Cooper and James Fenimore Cooper; David Wallace and David Foster Wallace; or Jorge Luis Borges and Jorge Borges. Who would want to go down in history as Jorge Borges?