Thursday, November 20, 2008

Odds & Ends

Wow , I scooped the NYT on the Obamaland story (see blog entry two days ago)!
Two recent issues of the London Review of Books (LRB) have excellent reads to look forward to devouring. In the 23 October 2008 issue, read David Bromwich's review of The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr. In the same issue, Neal Ascherson reviews Europe between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD1000 by Barry Cunliffe. And Glyn Maxwell's review of Aleksandar Hemon's new book The Lazarus Project sounds fabulous. In the 6 Novemeber 2006 issue, Colin Kidd reviews two volumes of J.G.A Pocock's Barbarism and Religion and his The Discovery of Islands. Winter's reading list has been set! Subscribing to the LRB for $34/year is well worth every penny...give yourself a wonderful gift.

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