An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.” – J.D. Salinger
From now until January 19, 2020, the New York Public Library is home to a new exhibition featuring manuscripts, letters, photographs, books, and other artifacts taken directly from J.D. Salinger’s archive.
Organized by Salinger’s son, Matt, and his widow, Colleen, these items are on loan from the J.D Salinger Literary Trust and this is the first time they have been shared with the public.
Some of the items in the exhibition include the original typescript of The Cather in the Rye, family photographs from Salinger’s childhood, a bookcase from his bedroom, and more.
The exhibition is free to the public and will be available until January 19, 2020 in the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Check it out before it’s gone!
For more information, click here.
Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way for the publishing department to get into the holiday spirit than with spooky, suspenseful stories? Here’s an excerpt from a literary classic, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
THE TELL-TALE HEART
I knew that sound well, too. It was the beating of the old man’s heart. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.
But even yet I refrained and kept still. I scarcely breathed. I held the lantern motionless. I tried how steadily I could maintain the ray upon the eve. Meantime the hellish tattoo of the heart increased. It grew quicker and quicker, and louder and louder every instant. The old man’s terror must have been extreme! It grew louder, I say, louder every moment!
Happy Halloween! You can read the full story under the cut.
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The business of media brand licensing
On October 28th, the New School will be hosting a program where licensing and branding professionals will discuss their experience in sales, negotiating, and marketing. Following the program, Parson’s Executive Education is sponsoring a FREE cocktail networking reception at 7:45pm.
Follow this link to get more info, as well as a downloadable calendar event, and RSVP today!
Celebrate the holiday right here in the city, and stop by the Village Halloween Parade. The 46th installment of the annual event will run from 7pm to 11pm, with the parade marching up 6th Avenue, just a short train ride away from Pace’s main campus.
This year’s theme is ‘Wild Things,’ so come out and see costumes and mayhem inspired by the classic children’s book — or even dress up yourself, and let the Wild Rumpus begin! Read more on the Parade’s theme here, and see where your personal interpretation can lead you this Halloween.
Drawing on a decades-long career in publishing, Richard Sarnoff offered this career advice: The best way to advance is to jump between departments, rather than just trying to move straight up. You don’t know what you can’t do, he told an audience of Pace students and faculty, so try everything, because unless you’re willing to fail you won’t succeed.
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