These Books Corrupted Me

by Mark English ____ Recent discussions concerning purportedly unacceptable content in children’s books from past decades got me thinking about my own childhood literary encounters. I was not taught to read and write until my first year of formal education and even then (at the advanced age of six), I had misgivings about learning to... Continue Reading →

Love, Memory, and Children’s classics

by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ All history was palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. In no case would it have been possible, once the deed was done, to prove that any falsification had taken place. Books, also, were recalled and rewritten again and again, and were invariably reissued without any... Continue Reading →

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