Posts by Sara D. (11)

I was in graduate school when Oprah Winfrey confronted author James Frey about fabricating portions of his memoir,  A Million Little Pieces . Oprah, who had previously defended Frey’s… continue reading

By Sara D.   June 26, 2017   

James Joyce is said to have told his acquaintance, artist and writer Frank Budgen, that he wanted his novel Ulysses to "give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city suddenly… continue reading

By Sara D.   June 14, 2017   

June 16 is observed around the world as a celebration of James Joyce and his epic Ulysses , a novel that has been called everything from masterfully moving to hilariously obscene. Nowhere in the… continue reading

By Sara D.   June 7, 2017   

In 1750, Philadelphia was plagued by a series of domestic robberies over several weeks. The items targeted with primarily the luxury goods that were becoming increasingly available to residents… continue reading

By Sara D.   June 5, 2017   

Crossposted to the Rosenblog . One of the first things you may see when you enter Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives is a wall of extremely odd words in bold typography: Peg tantrums. Tip the… continue reading

By Sara D.   May 8, 2017    1

New Orleans is always on my mind at this time of year. Mardi Gras is more than just Fat Tuesday in the Big Easy, and the celebrations extend far beyond Bourbon Street: parades take place all… continue reading

By Sara D.   February 23, 2017   

In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time , Christopher Boone’s investigation into the death of a neighborhood dog is inspired by his love of detective fiction. In particular, he… continue reading

By Sara D.   December 14, 2016   

One of the joys of reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is experiencing the world through the eyes of Christopher Boone, whose powers of logic and perception work so… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 30, 2016   

You know that pile of books on your nightstand—the ones you keep meaning to start but just haven’t gotten around to yet? Or the book that everyone was talking about last year but when… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 21, 2016    1

I play video games. I’m not talking about casual games you download on your phone—not that there's anything wrong with that. In fact, the increasing visibility of casual gaming is… continue reading

By Sara D.   November 7, 2016   

With F. Scott Fitzgerald's 120th birthday approaching, we found some interesting connections between his writing and the  Rosenbach  collection hiding within our… continue reading

By Sara D.   September 21, 2016