Sunday, August 2, 2009

Reading Rat First Sunday

Updates to posts on my recommended reading...


Art and Literature

Best Intentions: An Appreciation of Graham Greene, by Andrew J. Bacevich, World Affairs, Summer 2009, review of The Quiet American, by Graham Greene (via Arts & Letters Daily)

So Long as Men Can Breathe, review by David Luhrssen, Express Milwaukee, July 13, 2009 of So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, by Clinton Heylin

'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' follow-up announced: 'Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters', by Tasha Robinson, A.V. Club, July 15, 2009

The cover for the new Thomas Pynchon novel is... wow, by Andy Battaglia, A.V. Club, July 15, 2009

Don’t Touch ‘A Moveable Feast’, by A. E. Hotchner, The New York Times, July 19, 2009 (via Arts & Letters Daily)

Amazon turns 1984 into unbook, by Noel Murray, A.V. Club, July 20, 2009

Lord Byron's Great Insight: Mad, bad, and dangerous, he understood what women wanted, by Katha Pollitt, Slate, review of Byron in Love, by Edna O'Brien (via Arts & Letters Daily)


Society and History

Robert Frost and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution (part 2), by Peter J. Stanlis, Modern Age, Summer 2002

Who Lincoln Was: And was not: the images and illusions of this momentous bicentennial year, by Sean Wilentz, with responses by Michael Kazin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., John Stauffer and Fred Kaplan, and reply by Sean Wilentz, The New Republic, July 15, 2009 (via Arts & Letters Daily)

Professor Leszek Kolakowski: philosopher, obituary, The Times, London, July 22, 2009 (via Arts & Letters Daily)

South by Southwest, by Neil Safier, review of The Tropics of Empire: Why Columbus Sailed South to the Indies, by Nicolas Wey-Gomez, American Scientist, July 26, 2009, at Review-a-Day

Of One Conservative Mind: T.S. Eliot and Russell Kirk
The Treasonous Clerk column by James Matthew Wilson, review of Eliot and His Age, by Russell A. Kirk, First Principles, July 27, 2009


Science and Technology

Isaac Newton to the rescue, by Paul Collins, The Oregonian, July 9, 2009, review of Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist, by Thomas Levenson

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