Kerouac's Will Ruled a Forgery

A judge has finally ruled in a long-running case involving the estate of Beat icon Jack Kerouac.


All the Way Hemingway

Very interesting NYT op-ed piece on changes in the new edition of Hemingway's A Moveable Feast, tampered with by grandson who didn't like some things said about his grandma.


The 'Why' of Forgery

Though the examples are from the ancient world, the primary points are valid across time. An excellent overview.


Questions About a Hoax Review

Although the full story hasn't emerged, it looks as though someone pranked the prestigious Modernism/Modernity journal with a book review written by a Don DeLillo character. As to why, the answer may be "to see if it could be done." But we don't know, yet, if that's it.


'Lost' Manuscripts

For some odd reason a number of "lost" -- at least, unpublished -- manuscripts by noted authors have come to light and will be be published.

"Priceless" Ty Cobb Diary a Fake

Following an FBI investigation, the Baseball Hall of Fame has removed a diary supposedly kept by Ty Cobb from the exhibit area. It will now reside in storage in the hall's basement.