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PERIODICAL LITERATURE is notoriously afflicted by a high infant mortality rate. Literary magazines in particular seem to exhibit all the survival instincts of a claustrophobic lemming. It is therefore a special pleasure to see an avowedly bookish magazineand a Scottish one at thatcelebrate its...
AFTER spending the necessary time in Italy required for the field research for my doctoral dissertation on library education in Italy, I realized how little is known today about Italian librarians and their contributions to the development of Italian librarianship. As a gesture in view of this...
IT WOULD NOT BE beyond the powers of exaggeration to claim that James Joyce is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. But it would be doubly difficultdifficult, even, for a starspangled Dubliner whose lips had been royally touchedto substantiate such a claim within the limits of a...
EDITOR, author, lecturer, lawyer, legal administrator, librarian Napier was each of these. In the first capacity he was best known in the last, least. Educated with a view to becoming a lawyer, he was admitted Writer to the Signet in 1799 became librarian to the Society of Writers to H.M. Signet...
BEFORE MISUNDERSTANDING OCCUR I should explain at once that this essay has nothing whatsoever to do with the latest esoteric theories of library management. It concerns the rather more gentle art, or science, of collecting picture postcards of libraries. An innocuous pastime, you will agree, and...
IN 1896 A. E. Housman was an erudite Professor of Latin at London University with a growing reputation both for his translations from the more obscure classical authors and for acrid criticism of scholars whose work failed to maintain his high standards. The same year his book of verse, A...
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