Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reading Rat Harry Potter and the Unauthorized Sequel, by Bruce E. Boyden, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog, August 19, 2009

Philosophy and Tyranny, by Damon Linker, First Things, January 2002, review of 'Heidegger's Children', by Richard Wolin, and 'The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics', by Mark Lilla, quotes Lilla on Walter Benjamin, "the modern incarnation of the type of thinker who cannot be understood apart from traditional theological distinctions."

Film Adaptation Of 'The Brothers Karamazov' Ends Where Most People Stop Reading Book, The Onion, August 17, 2009

No plain Jane, The Economist, November 19, 2009, review of 'A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen', edited by Susannah Carson

Too many people? No, too many Malthusians, by Brendan O’Neill, Spiked Review of Books, November 19, 2009 (via Arts & Letters Daily)

Theory and Morality in the New Economy , by David Leonhardt, The New York Times, August 19, 2009

Pearls Before Swine, by Stephen Pastis, November 20, 2009 Pearls Before Swine

Freedom Beyond Our Choosing: Augustine on the Will and Its Objects, by D. C. Schindler, Communio, Winter 2002

What made the Greeks laugh?, by Mary Beard, The Times Literary Supplement, February 18, 2009, review of 'Greek Laughter', by Stephen Halliwell. "There may be little doubt that the Athenian audience laughed heartily at the plays of Aristophanes, as we can still. But very few modern readers have been able to find much to laugh at in the hugely successful comedies of the fourth-century dramatist Menander, formulaic and moralizing as they were. Are we missing the joke? Or were they simply not funny in that laugh-out-loud sense?"

Reading Rat: Recommended reading by these authors.

Also of interest: Catholic Bibliophagist: The adventures of a Catholic reader with a catholic library.

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