Bookish Links — March 2018

“In French, we were learning how to buy a train ticket; but in Latin we learnt … what happens when a city is sacked, what happens to the old people when the young are slaughtered before their eyes, and the terror of trying to escape and survive”: David Kern of the Circe Institute interviews Drs.Continue reading “Bookish Links — March 2018”

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Literary Rediscoveries of 2016

About this time last year, I brought you a list of previously-unknown or lost works that were found/published in 2015. With such geniuses as Dylan Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Charlotte BrontΓ« on that list, I was afraid this year’s installment would seem a little lackluster by comparison. No danger of that. So, inContinue reading “Literary Rediscoveries of 2016”

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The Western Canon Reading List

If you follow Brenton Dickieson’s blog A Pilgrim in Narnia (which you certainly should), you’ve probably heard about his project in which he aims to read through the Western canon. Looking for a list of canonical books to work from, Brenton turned to Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages.Continue reading “The Western Canon Reading List”

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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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