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The real Robinson Crusoe and the island he visited: Although Defoe set his story hundreds of miles away, near the mouth of the Orinoco, Juan Fernández was where the real Crusoe, the Scottish sailing master Alexander Selkirk, spent four years and four months in the company only of goats.
Napoleon's novella: Before he ruled France and was exiled to Elba, Napoleon wrote a novella. Now a portion of the manuscript is expected to fetch $250,000.
Jane Eyre in America: Like a disembodied spirit, the dress stands at the entrance to 'Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will,' which opens at the Morgan Library & Museum on Friday and runs through Jan. 2. Timed to the 200th anniversary of Brontë's birth, the exhibition offers a compact, sensitively arranged and surprisingly comprehensive tour of the life and work of one of the Victorian era's most beloved writers.
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Now a portion of the manuscript is expected to fetch $250,000." Jane Eyre in America: "Like a disembodied spirit, the dress stands at the entrance to 'Charlotte Brontë: An Independent Will,' which opens at the Morgan Library & Museum on Friday and runs through Jan.
The translation has given its name to the Schlegel–Tieck Prize, which is awarded annually by the Society of Authors (in partnership with the TLS) for the best translation from German published in Britain...So why the need for rescue?
(It may also have to do with our habit of Manichaean thinking, an artifact of religion.
Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and the Islamic State/al-Qaeda maneuver forces, conduct cyberspace operations, influence media, and pay for information all to shape a new environment without resorting to direct kinetic conflict with the world's sole superpower.
political elite sees the world in a state of peace, with 'war' a deviation to be quickly corrected." Get Prufrock in your inbox every weekday morning.