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dale-estey's picture
Aug.08.2013
Kafka had  great concern about how his works were presented as books. For instances, he wanted to make sure that the vermin of The Metamorphosis was never shown on the cover. I think he would have been at worst bemused and - perhaps - even pleased at this rendition. Portions of his...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.14.2013
As with any written word, I am intrigued by signatures. My own has caused banks and other institutions much confusion simply because I 'forget' a turn or twist there, or am in such a hurry to put my stamp on paper that the pen overtakes, leaving behind unwanted slashes and mysteriously-placed...
katherine-gregor's picture
Jan.14.2012
Who was it, that first had the idea of putting an x by the signature, to symbolise a kiss? In every social missive we receive, be it an e-mail, a card, or a text message, our contact’s name is appended with an x.  Sometimes, the x brings a friend along; sometimes two.  At other times,...
kellyann-f-zuzulo's picture
Sep.12.2009
I came across this blog entry [The Demanding Precision of Book Arts] today over at the Barnes & Noble site, under the "Unabashedly Bookish" section.  Despite the fact that I'm a huge ebook advocate--as you might know from previous blog entries--I have a lifelong appreciation for the...
FreyaR's picture
Aug.31.2009
As an author your email signature is a fantastic place to distinguish yourself and stand-out from the crowd of emails that your recipients receive. In fact, it's an excellent way to unobtrusively market your book to all your email recipients. Let's do the math about the size of this marketing...
chelsea-woolf's picture
Jun.03.2008
Do you have a relationship with your handwriting?  I've had a an interesting friendship with mine.  I think about this almost every time that I write in my paper journal. I've noticed that my penmanship has suffered some from my addiction to the keyboard... and so has my spelling. Some of my...
corinne-heather-copnick's picture
May.24.2008
Good morning, friends,Formal address designations, I thought, had gone the way of the dinosaurs. In the feminist 1970s, we gave up the prevailing "Mrs." and "Miss" in favor of the equalizing "Ms.," a title celebrated by Gloria Steinem's magazine (www.msmagazine.com)....