Our Gal Thursday: We’re wrapping her up
“And if I loved you Wednesday,
Well, what is that to you?
I do not love you Thursday—
So much is true.”
We’re back from our Thanksgiving sojourns and ready to set the cornucopias ablaze; first, though, we’re busy using our Turing machine and Twitter algorithms to raise Anthony Powell from the dead. Have you downloaded your free copy of A Question of Upbringing yet?
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Susie Linfield’s The Cruel Radiance was equally on fire this week, with a review appearing in the Washington Post, a Holiday Reading shoutout at Design Observer, an exchange between Linfield and Ian Crouch at the New Yorker, and a sweeping and thought-provoking profile of the book by Frances Richard at the Nation.
Andrew Piper, author of Dreaming in Books: The Making of Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age, appeared as part of a roundtable on the future of—yes, you’re good—the book on the CBC. Listen to the podcast here. And don’t forget to check out the book’s amazing Appendix of not-quite-ready-for-primetime materials, Dreaming in Books: A Booklog.
John H. Evans’s Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate, which charts the claims made about reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) by religious persons from across the political spectrum, has seen quite a bit of attention in a series of posts devoted to a range of issues Evans touches upon at the Read the Spirit blog.
The Financial Times compliments Harvey G. Cohen’s masterful Duke Ellington’s America, spurred by new releases of vintage Ellington by Mosaic Records.
Rorotoko, a terrific sleeper site for prescient author interviews and commentary, has a new one posted with Larry Bennett, author of The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism.
Gina A. Ulysse (have a look at Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, a Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica here) offers a timely post on the Haitian presidential elections at the Ms. Magazine blog.
Do you like heartwarming things? You should read John Eklund’s tribute to retiring University of Chicago Press sales rep, jazz aficionado, thoughtful raiser of eyebrows, and all around remarkable gentleman David Stimpson here.
And finally, we misdelivered a review copy to James Grehan, associate of the Journal of Middle East Studies, somewhere in Cambridge, MA. James, are you out there? We’ve almost lifted Powell!