Literary Rediscoveries of 2017

These lists just keep getting longer! Per usual for this time of year, here’s a list of classic literary paraphernalia that was released or rediscovered for the first time this year. I’ve tried to make it as complete as possible, but if you know of any other previously “lost” works that were found or published this year, let me know in the comments.

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Bookish Links — February 2017

The Atlantic ran a wonderful story about Father Columba Stewart, an American Benedictine monk who travels all over Asia and Africa to find and digitize manuscripts that might otherwise be lost to ISIS. This is a beautiful essay about how words, poetry, and tradition can anchor us during turbulent times, with a neat little digressionContinue reading “Bookish Links — February 2017”

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Literary Rediscoveries of 2016

About this time last year, I brought you a list of previously-unknown or lost works that were found/published in 2015. With such geniuses as Dylan Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charlotte BrontΓ« on that list, I was afraid this year’s installment would seem a little lackluster by comparison. No danger of that. So, inContinue reading “Literary Rediscoveries of 2016”

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Bookish Links — March 2016

In case you weren’t keeping up with Cathy and Niall’s “Reading Ireland Month,” you can find the list of all of those posts (including one by me) here. Here’s the story of how some medieval monks got rich by showing off “King Arthur’s tomb.” I’m sure by now, you’ve heard of David Crystal and hisContinue reading “Bookish Links — March 2016”

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“A Heart–mislaid somewhere”: Chesterton to His Wife

Don’t ask me where or how or when (I don’t quite recall), but I came across this charming letter written by G. K. Chesterton to his then-fiancΓ©e Frances Blogg. In it, he explains all the particulars of how they met, as well as his first impressions of the woman to whom he would be marriedContinue reading ““A Heart–mislaid somewhere”: Chesterton to His Wife”

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