Monthly Archives: June 2012

What’s in a Name?

Does a name mean anything? Does it determine your tastes or connect you to something larger? Does it reveal who you are? What can you know about yourself because of your name? Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake focuses on a Bengali immigrant family and their son Gogol. However, Lahiri clearly writes for a larger audience […]

What Happens to My Books When I Die?

Last week I came across an article on NPR that raised the question about passing on books in a digital age. In it Ms. Katz recounted the transmission of one particular copy of The War of the Worlds in order to raise the question of passing on e-books. As someone who owns a few books […]