This Week in Literary History: Nov. 17 to Nov. 25

Nov. 17: On this day in 1919 Sylvia Beach opened the doors to Shakespeare and Company, Paris’ first English-language bookstore and lending library.


This Week in Literary History: July 26 to August 4

July 26: On this day in 1848, Ivan Turgenev witnessed the collapse of the Revolution in Paris which he will use as material later for his novel RudinRudin published in 1855.