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Today in Literary History...
On this day in 1923 Jaroslav Hasek died. Hasek is described in unheroic terms by his biographers, and his bohemian-anarchist ways contributed to an early death - before he could finish the last volume of his antiwar satire, The Good Soldier Svejk, or hear it praised as "on a level with Cervantes and Rabelais."
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Literary Pic of the Day:
Library Volunteer, © 2007 Jennifer B. Bodine
New Book on my Radar:
by Jasper Fforde
Summary in a Sentence:
Eddie Russett, who belongs to the low-level House of Red meets Jane, a Grey Nightseer from the dark, unlit side of the village, who shows Eddie that not everything in the world is as good as he perceives.