Bookish Links — October 2016

Good news for T. S. Eliot fans: Eliot’s estate, working with his publisher Faber and Faber, has launched a new website hosting previously-unpublished letters and photos, as well as rarely-seen essays by Eliot. (HT:Β The Guardian) For those like myself who would have loved to go to Dana Gioia’s poetry reading in New York earlier thisContinue reading “Bookish Links — October 2016”

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Autumn Book Haul

It’s that time of year again: our local library’s semi-annual book sale just passed and as usual, I came away with a huge stack of books. Here’s a quick list of them: do let me know if you’ve read any of them and what you thought! Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot –Continue reading “Autumn Book Haul”

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Current Reads

So. Things have been a little quite around here lately, I know. But while I haven’t been posting, I have been busy reading, buying, and writing about books. Here are just a few of the things I’ve been reading lately and hope to feature on the blog soon: Macbeth by William Shakespeare – Easily oneContinue reading “Current Reads”

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Ian McKellen Reads Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid Book VI

UPDATE: This program is no longer available, as the BBC has removed it from their website. Sorry ’bout that. If, like me, you’ve been impatiently awaiting the release of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book Six of the Aeneid, you’re in luck: all this week, BBC Radio 4’s “Book of the Week” program will feature SirContinue reading “Ian McKellen Reads Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid Book VI”

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Bookish Links — January 2016

This news broke a few months ago, but I’m just now finding out that Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book VI of Virgil’s Aeneid will be published this May (March for you lucky Brits). I still haven’t managed to get into Dickens, but Schuyler at My Lady Bibliophile offers some very good reasons why you should.Continue reading “Bookish Links — January 2016”

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Bookish Links — November 2015

In honor of Marilynne Robinson’s 72nd birthday (November 26), the folks at The Englewood Review of Books put together a list of her lectures, readings, and interviews, all available (legally) online. C. S. Lewis had a birthday this month too (yesterday, in fact), which Brenton Dickieson attempted to celebrate by writing about what Lewis didContinue reading “Bookish Links — November 2015”

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