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And You Thought Writer’s Block Was Bad August 16, 2013: Courtesy of The Appendix, we present this image of Venus in her chariot. Sourced from "a 14th century illuminated edition of the 'Roman de la Rose,' a French allegorical dream-poem," Venus is on her way to do battle with chastity. According to The Appendix, in the poem's coda, "a personification of Genius castigates those 'who do not [...] by

How to Read Very Old Books August 1, 2013: In a recent post at The Appendix, a new journal of narrative and experimental history, Benjamin Breen walks us through the extraordinary practice of reading antique texts. Breen, a PhD candidate in history at the University of Texas at Austin and a co-founder and editor of The Appendix, includes the minutes of a 1704 record book from the Royal [...] by