I can’t seem to leave the New York Times site today. For instance, have you heard of “libel tourism”? Me neither. Rachel Donadio explains (“Libel Without Borders“).
And David Brooks ponders how Jack Kerouac’s On the Road went from being “a burst of rollicking, joyous American energy” to “the book you want to read if you find Sylvia Plath too upbeat” (“Sal Paradise at 50“).
And, finally: yes, Virginia, there really are banned books (“Banned Books Week: Self-Congratulatory Hype?” Galleycat).