Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Arts Journal - Words

Old Library Card Catalogs Were Wondrous Things

“Waxing nostalgic about card catalogs or being an advocate for the importance of libraries is a mug’s game. You can practically feel people glancing up from their iPhones to smile tolerantly at your eccentricity. My response to this, after an initial burst of profanity, is to explain (again) why libraries are essential to narrowing the inequality gap, and why the Internet is not an adequate substitute for books or libraries.”

Unknown Maurice Sendak Discovered (And At The Publisher)

“Lynn Caponera, president of the Maurice Sendak Foundation, was going through the late artist’s files last year … when she found a typewritten manuscript titled Presto and Zesto in Limboland, co-authored by Sendak and his frequent collaborator, Arthur Yorinks. … Not only is the manuscript complete, so, too, are the illustrations.”

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