Tagged: books

From the New York Times: No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book.

“No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them,” Daniel Victor of the New York Times assures us in the title of his latest. And also invites us to ponder whether the slip in grammar might not indicate that the Internet has killed or made moribund something else: literacy. Citing […]

From the BBC: The History of the Book

From http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160822-the-mysterious-ancient-origins-of-the-book: The book is changing. Electronic books, or ebooks, are more portable than their paper counterparts, capable of being carried in their hundreds on a single reader or tablet. Thousands more are just a click away. It can be argued that ebooks are more robust than paper ones: an ebook reader can be stolen or […]

From the BBC: “Syria’s secret library”

Erin Rubin (Core ’08, CAS ’10) brings to our attention this article at the BBC website, about “Syria’s secret library“: When a place has been besieged for years and hunger stalks the streets, you might have thought people would have little interest in books. But enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with volumes […]

June’s last batch of free books

Before June evolves into July, take a look at the most up-to-date list of our books for free give-away. We invite you — students, alumni, and friends of the Core — to peruse the list of books below. If you would like any of them, they are yours for the asking! All you have to […]

+200 books, free to a good home

We’re continuing with the next round of what has become a Core summer tradition: a book give-away. We invite you — student, alumni, and friends of the Core — to peruse the list of books below. If you would like any of them, they are yours for the asking! All you have to do is email […]

Two dozen books up for grabs

Time again for a Core summer tradition: a book give-away. We invite you — student, alumni, and friends of the Core — to peruse the list of books below. If you would like any of them, they are yours for the asking! All you have to do is email the Core office, letting us know […]

What Core’s reading these days

According to Joseph Addison: Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. We agree! With the abundance of minds that come and go about the Core office, we from time to timecollect a list of what current students are reading. Seldom are we disappointed by the variety of experiences. On a recent […]

100+ more free books!

When we posted a list of give-away books last week, you guys claimed more than 100 of them. Time for a new batch! We invite you — student, alumni, and friends of the Core — to peruse the list of books below. If you would like any of them, they are yours for the asking! […]

100+ books, free to those that want ‘em!

Core people read books, contend with books, collect books, re-read books, and are basically book people. If you’re reading this — as a student, alumnus, staff member, or friend of the Core — youvery likely are a book person, too. To that end, we invite you to peruse the list of books below. If you […]

What We Lose if We Lose the Canon

The ease of publishing one’s writing online, in conjunction with the pleasure reading of popular fiction, may have changed our perception of the literary canon, says Arthur Krystal of The Chronicle Review. He fears a loss of appreciation for its greatness as new artists turn out works that will never have the same resonance as, say, a Shakespearean sonnet or a Homerian epic.