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"There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends--always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that."

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‘Subtly Worded’ Brings Teffi to Non-Russian Readers 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 22:25:34 GMT 
    Teffi, Nicholas II’s favorite Russian author, will have a chance at a comeback with the publication in English of the anthology “Subtly Worded.”








ArtsBeat: A Fresh Look at Schulz and Kirby 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19:27:00 GMT 
    Two new books provide insight into lesser-known stages of Charles M. Schulz and Jack Kirby’s careers.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: A Rare View of North Korea 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:39:13 GMT 
    Suki Kim talks about “Without You, There Is No Us,” and Meghan Daum discusses her new essay collection, “The Unspeakable.”








ArtsBeat: 92nd Street Y Announces Latin Jazz Festival 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:36:33 GMT 
    The first Latin on Lex festival will include Eddie Palmieri, Yosvany Terry and more.


The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett 
  Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:06:29 GMT 
    “These throw no light on my work,” Samuel Beckett said of his letters, but he was wrong.
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