What We’re Reading: March 26

Emily:

Amia Srinivasan, Under Rhodes (LRB)

‘This doubtful day of feast or fast’: Good Friday and the Annunciation (A Clerk of Oxford)

Tom Crewe, Aubade Before Breakfast: Balfour and the Souls (LRB)

Eric Weitz, Weimar America? (Common Dreams)

Sarah Scullin, Making a Monster (Eidolon)

Claire Potter, The Unfinished Agenda: Women’s Education in the 21st Century (Claire Potter)

Nakul Krishna, Seeing Like a Sociologist, on Indian sociologist MN Srinivas (Caravan)

Denis Donoghue, Ireland: ‘A Terrible Beauty Is Born’ (NYRB)
Sadhbh Walshe, The Sisterhood of the Easter Rising (NYT)

Jennifer DuBois, MFA vs. CIA (Lapham’s Quarterly)

Madeline:

Martha Howell, “The Amazing Career of a Pioneer Capitalist,” discussing the history of capitalism and Jacob Fugger (NYRB)

Jenny Uglow, “Rome: Beneath the Ruins” (NYR Daily)

Erin:

Arnold Hunt, Eye on Posterity (TLS) [Reviews of three books on Samuel Pepys & his library]

Luc Sante, The Art of Nonfiction No. 9 (Paris Review)

Lillian Faderman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: a history of lesbian life in America (Columbia University Press, 1991)

Mark Boonshoft, Recently Digitized Early American Manuscript Collections, March 2016 (NYPL)

Tim Husband, Living By Their Wits: Card Games in the Middle Ages (In Season, the blog of the Cloisters Museum)

Carolyn:

Martha Howell, The Amazing Career of a Pioneer Capitalist (NYRB)

Andrew O’Hagan, Imaginary Spaces: Ed Devlin and the Psychology of the Stage (New Yorker)

Arielle Bernstein, Marie Kondo and the Privilege of Culture (Atlantic)

Cynthia Haven, Joseph Brodsky, Darker and Brighter (The Nation)

Jake:

Peter Konieczny, Why Medieval Torture Devices Are Not Medieval (Medievalists.net)

Ann Satterthwaite, Local Opera Houses through the Ages (OUP Blog)

Karl Steel, Language Deprivation II: Past Babel and the Communal Care of Culture (In the Middle)

Seth Gannon, The Borges Memorial Non-Lending Library of Imaginary Books (The Paris Review)

Kassia: A Bold and Beautiful Byzantine Poet (Medieval Manuscripts Blog)

Daniel:

Chip Rowe, Top 10 design flaws in the human body (Nautilus)

Stephen Akey, The Value in Selective Reading (The Smart Set)

Lawrence P. Glickman, Free Enterprise vs. Socialism (Dissent)

Adam Goodheart, The Last Island of the Savages (The American Scholar)

John Jeremiah Sullivan, Shuffle Along and the Lost History of Black Performance in America (New York Times)

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