One for the Good Guys, by Dave Eggers, The New York Times, October 29, 2009, review of 'Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction, by Kurt Vonnegut
In the Long Run, by Justin Fox, The New York Times, October 30, 2009, review of 'Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Economist', by Peter Clarke, and 'Keynes: The Return of the Master', by Robert Skidelsky
An Old Master, Back in Fashion, by Devin Leonard, The New York Times, October 31, 2009, review of 'Keynes: The Rise, Fall, and Return of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Economist', by Peter Clarke, 'The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity', by Paul Davidson, and 'Keynes: The Return of the Master', by Robert Skidelsky. On the last, "The author says that Keynes would have been troubled by the United States’ longstanding policy of running deficits even in prosperous times and that he opposed tax rates higher than 25 percent. The book adds that Keynes shared the [Milton] Friedman view that governments could stabilize prices by limiting the money supply."
An artist making art, The Economist, October 29, 2009, review of 'Vincent van Gogh: The Letters', edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker
John Henry Newman and Music, by Susan Treacy, Adoremus Bulletin, November 2009
Edgar Allan Poe finally getting proper funeral, by Ben Nuckols, Associated Press, ABC News, October 6, 2009
The Critic’s Critic, by Harold Bloom, The New York Times, November 5, 2009, review of 'Samuel Johnson: A Life', by David Nokes
Cherry Tree? Let's Negotiate: The Father of Our Country as a Sammy Glickish 'man on the make', by Aram Bakshian, Jr., The Wall Street Journal, posted August 20, 2009 8:45 P.M. ET, review of 'The Ascent of George Washington', by John Ferling
Reading Rat: Recommended reading by these authors.
Also of interest: Forgotten Bookmarks. "I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people every day. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books."