Archiving Writers' Work in the Age of E-Mail

And to think Charkes Kinbote had to make do with John Shade’s index cards… The influence of authors’ environments on their writing has always interested scholars. Marcel Proust, for example, is known to have been heavily influenced by the paintings he surrounded himself with when he penned the novel Remembrance of Things Past, between 1909 and 1922. Imagine if Proust had been writing 100 years later, on a laptop: What…