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Public Domain Day advent calendar #17: Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

Prolific humorist P. G. Wodehouse has many fans, both in his native Britain and in his adopted home in the United States.  Due to our differing copyright laws, we in the US get his early work in the public domain … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day advent calendar #16: Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery

“For one glorious, supreme moment, came ‘the flash.’ … It couldn’t be described–not even to Father, who always seemed a little puzzled by it. Emily never spoke of it to any one else. It had always seemed to Emily, ever … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day advent calendar #15: Keen by Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Weep him dead and mourn as you may, Me, I sing as I must: Blessed be Death, that cuts in marble What would have sunk to dust! ” The poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay made frequent appearances in print … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day advent calendar #14: Tarzan and the Golden Lion by Edgar Rice Burroughs

If you’ve been finding these advent calendar posts interesting, you might want to check out some of the other people and organizations that are also promoting the public domain, and the upcoming Public Domain Day. One of the groups that’s … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day advent calendar #13: Safety Last! by Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, and Tim Whelan

Yesterday the Library of Congress announced the latest additions to its National Film Registry.  The registry, which has now been active for 30 years, is intended to list films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”, and to ensure their … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day advent calendar #12: Cane by Jean Toomer

Both the book Cane, and its author, Jean Toomer, resist easy classification. It’s now considered by many literary critics to be one of the major American literary works of its time, but despite admiring reviews, it did not sell widely, … Continue reading

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Public Domain Day advent calendar #11: Washington and its Romance by Thomas Nelson Page

I’m in Washington, DC all day today for CNI’s Fall 2018 Membership Meeting, so for today I have a quick entry of local interest that also ties into what I’ve been talking about here.  For folks interested in my talk, … Continue reading

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