It is said that by examining a society’s agricultural base, one can gain insight to the community itself. That is the perspective of Stewards of the Land, an ibiblio collection that highlights the lives of organic farmers in central North Carolina. Continue reading Collection Spotlight: Stewards of the Land
Abe Kobo (pron. “AH-bay KOH-boh”) (1924-1993) stands out dramatically from his contemporaries in postwar Japanese literature. His works bear no resemblance to the subjective, ultra-realistic and autobiographical style that characterizes a great deal of postwar literature in general and postwar Japanese literature in particular.
Get inside the mind of Jessamyn West, rural librarian consultant and Metafilter moderator who shares news and thoughts on the library world on her popular blog, Librarian.net.
“I love libraries because I believe they are a true manifestation of the public sphere in the U.S.,” says West on her blog, created in 1999. Continue reading Collection Spotlight: Librarian.net