Born Mary Anne Evans on this day in 1819.
“It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering self—never to be fully possessed by the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardor of a passion, the energy of an action, but always to be scholarly and uninspired, ambitious and timid, scrupulous and dim-sighted.” - Middlemarch
Congratulations to Patti Smith. We’re very proud to have the Scribner name tangentially associated with someone so great.
IMUS: The book is a genius book. It is called “The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography Of Cancer.” In other words, he writes about cancer as though it is a person, the history of cancer.
MCCORD: That is interesting.
IMUS: And, his name — I can’t pronounce his name.
MCCORD: Let me guess.
IMUS: Dr. Sid, we’re going to call him.
IMUS: But, brilliant guy, Siddhartha —
MCCORD: Mukherjee, it looks like that something.
IMUS: Something like that. Bernie, we can’t book people whose names I can’t pronounce.
BERNARD MCGUIRK, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Well that would be about 80 percent of our guests.
In honor of Tumblr Tuesday, here are some of the folks we’ve been enjoying:
· The Atlantic: http://theatlantic.tumblr.com/
· McNally Jackson: http://mcnallyjackson.tumblr.com/
· Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: http://hmhbooks.tumblr.com/
· Fwriction: http://fwriction.tumblr.com/
· Gatsbylives: http://gatsbylives.tumblr.com/
· i12bent: http://i12bent.tumblr.com/
If you like what we do here, please recommend us under ‘Books.’ Grazie.