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News & Notes – 2/27/16

News & Notes – 2/27/16

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Obama nominated Carla Hayden for Librarian of Congress. She will be both the first woman and the first African American to hold that post… Read more »

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“The Pun Also Rises” by John Pollack

“The Pun Also Rises” by John Pollack

Puns are everywhere, from Shakespeare (“Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun of York”) to marketing (a camping store’s off-season slogan: “Now is the winter of our discount tent”.)   In The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and… Read more »

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