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Samuel Pepys

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  • PEPYS!!!

     
    Entries from the Diary of Samuel Pepys, April 7-11, 1668PEPYS!!!......
  • In a word: truckle

    Each week The Sun's¬†John McIntyre¬†presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: TRUCKLE There are multiple ways to bend to...
  • What we're reading: book news, copyrights and ephemera

     
    A big copyright decision, The Big Sleep on screen, a stellar set of library fellows and a happy day for Samuel Pepys in today's book news....
  • Goodbye Mr. Pepys

     
    The 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys ends his nine-year, 21st century blogging run today....
  • Art review: Monique Prieto, 'Time Enough' at ACME

     
    David Pagel reviews Monique Prieto "Time Enough" painting exhibition at ACME...
  • Steal this book: Roberto Bolano's essay

     
    A preview of Roberto Bolano's essay collection - about stealing books - appears in the New York Review of Books. The collection, Between Parentheses, is coming in May from New Directions....
  • Dear Diary, why do I write?

    Dear Diary, why do I write?
    I'm a lifelong diarist. No sooner did I learn to write than was I presented with book after book to record my inner-most thoughts. Looking back over these scrawled entries, little is recorded at first aside from the simplest of things: it's my birthday,...
  • 6 diaries to read right now

    6 diaries to read right now
    "The Great Depression: A Diary" By Benjamin Roth An account of living during the Great Depression as told by Benjamin Roth, born in New York in 1894. After the market crash in 1929, Roth began to write about American economic life as a means to make...
  • "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis

    "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis
    "First Family:Abigail and John Adams" By Joseph J. Ellis Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27.95 The lustful letter, like most things in these digital days, isn't what it once was. Never mind the dissipated form or the Tweeting generation's grammatical...
  • A Word, Please: Stuck in adverb amateur hour

    Years ago, I wrote a column about “whom” and the dangers of using it wrong. What happened next remains one of the weirdest moments in my writing career. A reader sent an email to scold me, but not for anything to do with the word “...
  • Why does the U.S. Library of Congress want your tweets?

    What does the Gettysburg Address and our 140-character tweets have in common? Both are housed by the U.S. Library of Congress. Twitter recently donated its entire archive of messages, every public tweet since the first one on March 21, 2006, by founder...
  • Oxford lite

    OXFORD, England -- Cue the college choir. Roll the "Brideshead Revisited" footage. Lay out the strawberries and clotted cream. And let me begin by saying, ahem, that it's a rich experience, reflecting upon one's days at Oxford. The morning sun through...