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Middletown library letter causes controversy

“A letter posted at a local library is being read all over town, but it’s how it’s being interpreted by some people in Middletown that’s causing some controversy.Many residents said the letter from the Russell Library advocates for inclusion, while others said feel it’s a thinly veiled threat to ignore President Donald’s Trump’s temporary immigration ban.The letter was posted last week on the Russell Library’s website, but this week it’s causing quite a bit of controversy. Two vastly different ways of thinking about one relatively short letter.” (via WFSB 3 Connecticut)

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Glimpses of Salinger Tucked Inside ‘Catcher in the Rye’

NYT – “To the list of things that J.D. Salinger found hard to bear, we can now add these: pompous graduation ceremonies and shlepping overseas to see tulips. “I’ve been going to graduations, and there isn’t much that I find more pretentious or irksome than the sight of ‘faculty’ and graduates in their academic get-ups,’’ he wrote a friend in June 1982, mentioning that it took self-control at one point “not to gag.”

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End in Sight for Darwin Letters Project Thanks to $8.2 Million in Grants

NYT – “Teams of scholars have spent nearly 30 years tracking down, researching and editing the more than 15,000 letters written by or to Charles Darwin. Now, thanks to $8.2 million in grants from the Evolution Education Trust, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Isaac Newton Trust, the entire collection will be published in full by 2022. Texts of some 6,000 letters and information on 9,000 more are already available here.”

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