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Literature and Shoplifting

Tracing a cultural tradition
I've 'handpicked' this story from Maud Newton's blog. In a review of Rachel Shteir's The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, Dwight Garner notes several examples of the practice in literary works, including those by Jack Kerouac, Daniel Defoe, and Saul Bellow [Read More]