LitStack Recs: Bartleby, The Scrivener & The Emperor’s Blades

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Bartleby, the Scrivener, by Herman Melville Overworked employees, endless legal documents to be copied, the futility of dead letters—it’s no wonder Bartleby, Melville’s titular anti-hero is in a bad way. Whether he’s mad or not depends on who you ask, though in Melville’s world, the law copyist, or scrivener, who goes on strike while refusing [….]

Literary Board Games

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Flavorwire discovered the cure for the frigid winter temperatures when you’ve finished a great book and still aren’t keen to go outside: Literary Board Games. When it’s cold outside, book nerds tend to hibernate with their novels. But what about a bookish activity that’s also social (and indoors)? This week, the Paris Review pointed us [….]