What We’re Reading: Week of Sept. 28

Here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If you come across something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments section.

John:

James M. Banner, Jr. “Thinking Anew” (The Weekly Standard)

Mary Beard, “Why ancient Rome matters to the modern world” (The Guardian)

Sergio Benvenuto, “La foto del bambino” (Doppiozero)

Marcel Lepper, » Odyssee der Bücher « (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Thomas Maddux and Diane Labrosse, eds. H-Diplo Roundtable on Udi Greenberg’s The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War (H-Net)

Javier Marías, » Der Filter der Phantasie « (trans. Susanne Lange, FAZ)

Alex Ross, “The Schorske Century” (The New Yorker)

Debarati Sanya;, “Modiano’s Memoryscapes” (Public Books)

Haruo Shirane, “What Global English Means for Literature” (Public Books)

Gary Wilder, “Apart Together: The New World Order of Césaire and Senghor” (Aeon)

And finally, « De la main de Céline: le manuscrit de Voyage au bout de la nuit » (Le nouvel observateur)

Emily:

Thomas Laqueur, Devoted to Terror: How the Camps Were Run (LRB)
Adam Gopnik, Why We Keep Studying the Holocaust (New Yorker)

Jessie Childs, How to Plan a Crusade – The Role of Reason in Medieval Religious Wars (Guardian)

John Fleming, Reading Flora Thompson (Gladly Lerne, Glady Teche)

Alex Ross, The Schorske Century (New Yorker)

Jeff Nunokawa, Mourning the Loss of an Attention Span, reviewing Sven Birkerts’ Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age (New Republic)

Francesca Wade, Menagerie of Live Authors: Marys Shelley and Wollstonecraft (LRB)

Jonathan Downing, Dismalanda, Bedfordshire and the Post-Apocalyptic (Southcottian Studies)

Adam Smyth, I have written as I rode: ‘Brief Lives’ (LRB)

Keith Thomas, The Greening Genius of Thomas Browne (NYRB)

Mallory Ortberg, People Ignoring Personal Boundaries in Western Art History and Dirtbag Milton (The Toast)

Madeline:

Alec Wilkinson, “Something Borrowed” (New Yorker, h/t AG)

Diane Daniel, “A Religious Museum Expands in Amsterdam” (NYT, h/t LC)

Julian Harrison, “Erasmus manuscript saved for nation” (British Library blog)

Keith Grant, “Being Part of Something Larger: A Review of Imprinting Britain” (Borealia)

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