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"Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art."

—Pietro Aretino (1492-1556) Italian poet, writer, dramatist


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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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