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Something for the weekend

History Carnival will soon be up at (a)musings of a grad student… and here it is! And Carnivalesque will come tomorrow at Earmarks in Early Modern culture… and it’s here! Bardiac has posted the NEXT draft of the REALLY dead … Continue reading

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Weekend reading

The Guardian on Bellini and the East, a new exhibition at the National Gallery. Charlie says… Public Information Films at The National Archives. A newish website on Historical Fiction looks fun. The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945 is looking for contributions. … Continue reading

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It’s f***ing great

Something for the weekend: NY Times on swearing, obscenities, cursing (etc). Mind you, I’m curious about what the Seven Dirty Words would be. (Update: Now I know.) I can’t imagine there are that many unsayables left on British TV. And … Continue reading

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Weekend reading

Books and reading Bookish (lit/culture blog) 2005 Lyttle Lytton winners (shorter worst opening sentences of imaginary novels) Where have the editors gone? PotterCon Louise Welsh (we are not worthy) Secret signals in lotus flowers (review of book on the ‘Indian … Continue reading

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A little Sunday reading

Prosaic, the Little Professor on academic writing and reading Where the wild things were, on nature writing, the particular and the universal Back to the future, on the film The battle of Algiers Another review of The Historian (I’ll still … Continue reading

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Sunday reading

“As I knew I could not attain a heavenly paradise … I became a historian.” The reviewer has some criticisms, but The Historian could be worth reading. (It’s an updating of the vampire novel, and Count Dracula himself is the … Continue reading

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Sunday reading

Adaptations of Les liaisons dangereuses Alternative Harry Potter The Harry Potter magic Middle England and Marx Books about Nelson Being a cardinal, Borgia-style (reg. required) It could have happened here (reg.) Salvator Rosa: Wild Landscapes (reg.) Museums sell out (reg.)

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Reading for a Sunday afternoon

(When not watching the OC, that is. Love OC. Hate T4. Who is that moron “interviewing” Josh Schwartz?) How the west was spun, Annie Proulx on the heroic myth of the American west …And Howard Zinn on myths of American … Continue reading

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