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Spotted in the Wild. While exploring the site once know to Priam, Aeneas, Paris, Helen, Agammemnon, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and others of myth and legend — the Troia Archaeological Site (yes, that Ancient Troy!) — we happened upon some Oxford titles: The Iliad by Homer (translated by Barry B. Powell) and the Oxford World’s Classics edition of the Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus.

Tumblr editors do not take vacations…

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With both the French government and opposition in crisis, the door is open for Marine Le Pen to move firmly into the mainstream of French politics

berfrois:

by John Gaffney

In France, since the European elections of May 2014, and Marine Le Pen’s breath-taking 25 per cent of the vote – to the ruling Socialists’ paltry 13 per cent – she has said very little. She does not need to; between them, the left and the right are opening up a royal road for her…

Learned Ladies at NJ Shakespeare Festival #latergram #sierra

Learned Ladies at NJ Shakespeare Festival #latergram #sierra

Every Russian Novel Ever

1. A Philosophical Murder

2. A Washerwoman Is Insulted

3. The Student’s Emotional Isolation Is Complete

4. The Estate Is Sold Off

5. Uuuuuughhhh

6. An Argument That Is Mostly In French

7. It’s Very Cold Out And Love Does Not Exist Also

8. The Nihilist Buffs His Fingernails While Society Crumbles

9. There Is No God

10. 400 Pages Of A Single Aristocratic Family’s Slow, Alcoholic Decline

11. Is This A Dinner Party Or Is This Hell?

12. The Wedding Is Interrupted

13. Friendship Among The Political Prisoners

14. A Lackluster Duel

15. The Countess Attempts Suicide

16. Back From Siberia, Unexpectedly

17. A Fit of Impetuousness

18. Someone Middle-Class Does Something Awful

19. A Prostitute Listens To A Ninety-Page Philosophical Manifesto

20. I Advise You To Display More Emotional Control In The Future

21. The Manservant Dies Alone

22. Is This A Murder Mystery Or An Exploration Of The Nature Of Religious Faith? Turns Out, A Little Bit Of Both

23. The Mayor Tells A Self-Serving Lie

24. The Countess Finds Religion

25. New Political Waves of Liberalism, Radicalism, and Nihilism Wash Over Russia

26. The Time When We Might Have Found Happiness Together Has Passed

(Source: muffinruffian, via russkayaliteratura)

Lovely Boston #nofilter

Lovely Boston #nofilter

Goodbye Lizzie

oupacademic:

The Oxford University Press Academic Tumblr team is sad to announce the departure of our founding editor Lizzie.

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Lizzie led the creation and launch of this tumblr, and made it what it is today.

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She sought out the fun, witty, and clever in the tumblrverse – and…

Oh yes. Breakfast Club references don’t go unnoticed by the OUP tumblr team. :)

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Hello rooftop bar

Hello rooftop bar

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unwrapping:

Posts from Recommended Blogs Appear on Dashboard: Similar to sponsored posts, Tumblr now inserts posts from recommended blogs on the Dashboard. You’ll find these posts labeled as “Recommended” with a follow button. So far, I’ve only seen these posts on the Desktop Dashboard — not on mobile apps. I scanned 24 hours worth of posts on my Dashboard and found six posts from recommended blogs. Just two of the six recommended blogs I might follow. I did actually follow books.

unwrapping:

Posts from Recommended Blogs Appear on Dashboard: 
Similar to sponsored posts, Tumblr now inserts posts from recommended blogs on the Dashboard. You’ll find these posts labeled as “Recommended” with a follow button. So far, I’ve only seen these posts on the Desktop Dashboard — not on mobile apps. I scanned 24 hours worth of posts on my Dashboard and found six posts from recommended blogs. Just two of the six recommended blogs I might follow. I did actually follow books.

(Source: wewereliarsbook)

theparisreview:

“University presses don’t just publish books: they keep books in print and rescue out-of-print books from obscurity … But the digital age complicates and threatens the mission of the country’s approximately 100 university presses. Ellen Faran, director of MIT Press, recently told Harvard Magazine: ‘I like doing things that are impossible, and there’s nothing more impossible than university-press publishing.’”
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

“University presses don’t just publish books: they keep books in print and rescue out-of-print books from obscurity … But the digital age complicates and threatens the mission of the country’s approximately 100 university presses. Ellen Faran, director of MIT Press, recently told Harvard Magazine: ‘I like doing things that are impossible, and there’s nothing more impossible than university-press publishing.’”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

"Though from afar it’s easy to imagine the publishing business as either a collection of jaded gatekeepers who enjoy affirming their superiority by rejecting your work, or as a bunch of crass entertainment execs chasing the next megahit, I’ve been disappointed to find that it’s actually neither. Everyone who I’ve encountered in the book biz—from editorial to sales—seems disarmingly genuine about their love of books, and their jobs are pretty much like everyone else’s in the world, which is to say torn between reconciling their passion with the realities of the market. Every book they publish, especially if it’s by a first-time writer, is a risk to them and their reputation, and it’s one they take because they personally responded to the book. This was a revelation to me, the fact that the grand faceless facade of New York publishing turned out to be a collection of surprisingly normal people, all of whom were looking to fall in love with a manuscript."

Ted Thompson in Ask a Debut Novelist #2 (via rachelfershleiser)

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