Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ways of unhappiness

The Unbearable, by Terry Castle, review of Mad Girl’s Love Song: Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted, by Andrew Wilson, and American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath, by Carl Rollyson, at The New York Review of Books

The Road to West Egg, by Thomas Powers, review of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of 'The Great Gatsby', by Sarah Churchwell, and The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, at the London Review of Books

Godlike, Godly Tolstoy, by Algis Valiunas, review of Tolstoy: A Russian Life, by Rosamund Bartlett, at the Claremont Review of Books

Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn as Spiritual Leaders of the Post-War Russian Dissident Movement, by Natalya Kozyreva, The Concord Review, Fall 1998 [pdf]

The Origins of Cultural History, by Isaiah Berlin:
1. Two Notions of the History of Culture: the German versus the French Tradition [pdf]
2. Geisteswissenschaft and the Natural Sciences: Vico versus Descartes [pdf]
3 The Origins of the Conflict: Political Lawyers, Classical Scholars, Narrative Historians [pdf]
Gauss Seminars, Princeton, 1973

See Reading Rat, my compilation of recommended reading.

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