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ST. Mary's College, Blairs, the Catholic seminary on the banks of the river Dee, five miles from Aberdeen, celebrated in 1929 its centenary. Few people, however, realise that the college has roots reaching far back into Scottish history, and that it is linked by many historical associations, but...
DOSTOIEVSKY'S father was a spendthrift and gave his sons a bad start in life. Fyodor became an epileptic, and suffered much through illhealth. All his books reflect his hard lot and they are also permeated by the spirit of fear which held in thrall the minds of the Russian intellectuals. This...
IT is customary with a certain type of critic to compare most unfavourably the taste of the reading public of today with that of former generations. The great novelists of the nineteenth century are being neglected, we are told the cry nowadays is for the sensational story the great books in...
IN recent years the public libraries in the United States have been trying to place more and more of their resources directly in the hands of their clientele by so arranging the bookstacks that visitors can go immediately to the books without consulting a catalogue or an attendant. The same idea...
THE problem of providing adequately for the accommodation of graduate students and others engaged upon research work has long exercised the minds of British university librarians. Mr. Keeney has very clearly shown us, in his article, the solution which has been found to the problem at Michigan....
IN all this rush for bargains in first editions, and the feverish anxiety on the part of many collectors, pseudo and genuine, there is a natural desire to look ahead, and to discover the big writers of tomorrow, because it is their books of today that will be the rare and valuable items of...
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