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Obama readsSome news of note from all around the world wide web:
Over at ReadySteadyBook, Sharon Cameron’s Impersonality: Seven Essays has been selected as a book of the month for January.
After the New Yorker‘s Book Bench blog posted on Guy P. Raffa’s Danteworlds:A Reader’s Guide to the Inferno, the Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy blog picked up on the thread. All of this excitement comes as the Press prepares to issue Raffa’s The Complete Danteworlds: A Reader’s Guide to the Divine Comedy in June.
Elsewhere on the blogosphere, Leonard Harris and Charles Molesworth’s Alain L. Locke: The Biography of a Philosopher is subjected to the page 99 test.
Ann Southworth, author of Lawyers of the Right: Professionalizing the Conservative Coalition has been guest-blogging about her book this week on the Volokh Conspiracy blog.
The twelve books of A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell collectively occupied spot number 32 on the Telegraph‘s list of 100 novels everyone should read.
And finally, in the wake of the Obama inauguration, suggestions for books to occupy the coveted space on the new President’s bedside table have been circulating. In Washington Monthly, Andrew J. Bacevich recommends more from Reinhold Niebuhr, whom Obama has called “one of my favorite philosophers” and singles out our Irony of American History as “one volume that deserves a careful second reading.”