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  • Fantasy Xmas shopping for book lovers: Christie's droolworthy auction

     
    Looking for just the right gifts for the book lovers in your life? Today, in two auctions, Christie's is auctioning some rare and stunning literary artifacts. Cormac McCarthy's typewriter is only the beginning; there are first editions and letters and...
  • Cormac McCarthy's $254,500 typewriter

     
    Cormac McCarthy's typewriter sold at auction today for 254,500 bones, more than 12 times the estimated cost of $15,000-$20,000. And the thing barely works! Functionality isn't the point, of course: Provenance is. It's notable that McCarthy has written all...

    Emma Thompson and Dakota Fanning in a Brit period piece?

     
    This is “out-there” casting, and how. Oscar winner Emma Thompson has scripted and taken a big supporting role in “Effie,” a bio-drama about an infamous unconsummated love affair of Victorian EnglandĀ  — influential art...

    Karl Marx, Harper Lee sold big in 2011

     
    Someone paid more than $50,000 for Karl Marx's classic critique of Capitalism, while a signed copy of "To Kill a Mockingbird" sold for $25,000, two big online sales of used books in 2011.

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears

    'Rebirth of a Nation' by Jackson Lears
    Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian. In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...