The Saint’s Marginalia is an ongoing project designed to provide annotations to classical essays, memoirs, and other works of creative nonfiction that are in the public domain. In the next six months, we plan to offer our readers a number of educational resources. By June 2014, we’ll be adding an app to the site that will easily allow you to collect our articles into a PDF or ePUB file, creating free, shareable (and DRM-free!) reading packets. We’ll also be incorporating more multimedia into our annotations, including geotagging, Google Ngrams, and whatever else we can fit in without detracting from the overall reading experience.
The “Saint” in our name may refer to St. Augustine, whose Confessions remain an important early nonfiction work, or it may refer to the fact that our editor and web designer—William Bradley and Christian Exoo— are both graduates of St. Lawrence University, where they met each other in a creative nonfiction class way back in 1999.
We’ll be adding new content as frequently as time allows. If you’d be interested in helping out by annotating a favorite classical nonfiction work, drop us an email at bradley[AT]thesaintsmarginalia.com. And if you have anything to add to any work we have already annotated, please be sure to leave a comment.