On the Books: August 19

It was the best of Tide detergent, it was the worst of Tide detergent? The Wall Street Journal wonders whether ads might be coming to a book near you.

Bzzzzz! The word “vuvuzela” has blasted its way into the OED, along with a few other newly recognized terms.

Renowned literary critic Frank Kermode has died at age 90.

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  • Peter

    Books used to have ads all the time. Harlan Ellison once mailed a publisher a dead gopher for putting cigarette ads in his books.

  • jcarla

    I remember looking at my Mom’s old Dr. Spock book: it had ads in it and it was from the 60’s (Since she bought it for my brother it was weird to see what the Mad Men era came up to show for the proper housewife).

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