Month: August 2012

Noel Polk (1943–2012)

Posted on 30/08/2012

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death last week of Noel Polk, Professor Emeritus in English literature at Mississippi State University. Over a long and illustrious academic career at MS …


Rhapsodies in Blue

Posted on 24/08/2012

Several years ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to the unveiling of a plaque to honour Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein and The Last Man), at 24 Chester Square, where she died in 1851. The …


Friday, 17 August 2012

Posted on 17/08/2012

Last week I went to press pass Edward Lear’s Birds at the printers Appl, in the lovely Bavarian village of Wemding. The printer was a Herr Vogel, which occasioned much innocent merriment. Then back to …


In the Beginning

Posted on 06/08/2012

Recently, Observer Associate Editor (and occasional Folio contributor) Robert McCrum announced his list of some of the most memorable closing lines in literature. Here at The Folio Society, as one pub …