What We’re Reading: Week of November 9th

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:

Pierre Assouline, « Le moment Apostrophes » (La République des livres)

Lillian Calles Barger, interview with Richard H. King on his book Arendt and America (New Books in History)

T.J. Clark, “It stamps its pretty feet” (London Review of Books)

René Girard, “Michel Serres. Dal rito all scienza” (Doppiozero)

Bernard Lang, »Theologie oder Kulturwissenschaft?« (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Nitzan Lebovic, “The Benjamin Project: An Introduction” (The Future of Benjamin)

Micah McCrary, “Many Layers, Many Guises: Interview with Sven Birkerts” (LARB)

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, “Barbarians Inside the Gate, Pt. II” (Eidolon)

John Seabrook, “The Invisible Library” (The New Yorker)

Blaise Truong-Loï, « Lendemains d’empires » (La vie des idées)

And finally, a typology of reading practices (from the 15cBooktrade Project at Oxford University)

Emily:

Brianna Nofil and our own contributing editor Jake Purcell, In the Early 1900s, Robber Barons Bought Dozens of Centuries-old European Buildings. Where Is Medieval America Now? (Atlas Obscura)

Linda Gordon, Suffragettes Take Hollywood, an excellent review of the new film Suffragette (Public Books)

Ian Kershaw, Hans Mommsen obituary (Guardian)

Daryl Green, Beards of Belonging (Wellcome Library Blog)

Alexandra Loske, Giraffemania! The live diplomatic gift that started a Georgian craze (Guardian)

James Grossman, To Be a Historian Is to Be a Teacher (Perspectives)

Nina Martyris, How Suffragists Used Cookbooks as a Recipe for Subversion (NPR)

Mo Moulton, “All the world was made for you”: Talking Back to Ophelia in 1918 (Toast)

Maev Kennedy, Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society (Guardian)

And, for Remembrance Day, Sigfried Sassoon, At the Cenotaph

 

Daniel:

Eric Liu, “How to Be American” (Democracy)

Glen Olson, “A Den of Know Nothings, Papists, and Radicals: NYC in the 1850s” (Gotham Center for New York City History)

Khury Petersen-Smith and Brian Bean, “Nothing Short of Liberation” (Jacobin)

Philip Sutton, “Emigrant City: Two Stories” (NYPL Blog)

Stuart White, “Inequality is Not Our Fate” (Boston Review)

Brooke:

Grayson Clary, “Why Sci-Fi Has So Many Catholics” (The Atlantic)

Jeet Heer, “The New Utopians” (The New Republic)

Shannon Christine Mattern, “Curating Collections + Community (Partly a Response to Manguel)” (Words in Space)

Elizabeth Newton “Can She Dig It” (The New Enquiry)

Nancy Princenthanl, “A Deep but Unstable Joy: Gazing at Agnes Martin” (LA Review of Books)

Risa Puleo interviews Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz (Bomb Magazine)

Jelani Cobb, “Race and the Free-Speech Diversion” (The New Yorker)

Jake:

Interview with a Bookstore: Brattle Book Shop (Literary Hub)

Colum McCann, “Letter to a Young Writer” (The Story Prize Blog)

Asa Mittman, “BABEL 2015: Off the Books Wrapup” (The Material Collective)

Julian Yates, ” ‘Shakestime’ (On Method)” (In the Medieval Middle)

Erin:

Daniel Johnson, “Iris Murdoch, The Virtuoso of Virtue” (Standpoint)

Linda Matthews, Diary (London Review of Books)

Tim Parks, “How Could You Like that Book?” (NYR Daily)

The recent catalog of continental books from Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (PDF)

Carolyn:

Patrick Bahners and Jürgen Kaube with Helmut Schmidt, « Auch ein Gott kann uns nicht retten » (FAZ)

Corley Miller, ‘Lou Reed and the End Times” (LARB)

Christine Smallwood, “Shorn and Slathered” (London Review of Books)

Adam Tooze, “After the Wars” (London Review of Books)

One comment

  1. Also, Paul Berman, “The Death of Glucksmann” (Tablet):
    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/books/194908/the-death-of-glucksmann

    Thessaly la Force, “The European Fascination with Porcelain” (New Yorker): http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-european-obsession-with-porcelain

    Allison Meier, “A Century After Being Cast into the River Thames, a Celebrated Typeface Reemerges” (Hyperallergic):
    http://hyperallergic.com/181625/a-century-after-being-cast-into-the-river-thames-a-celebrated-typeface-reemerges/

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