Danny Yee

Books and Media

my book reviews - ramblings of a pathologically eclectic generalist
a film diary - with brief comments and the occasional review
Australian bookshops and publishers
rec.arts.books.reviews - book reviews on Usenet
Reading Notes - including Harry Potter criticism.

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Links and News

a novel of Kyrgyz tradition and contemporary tensions - Manaschi [my review]
making Madame Bovary's wedding cake - TORCH - Paris Review
John Le Carre an Irishman - Guardian
translating the jokes and puns in Asterix - Scroll
Roots Revival: "Pain, Peace, Patience" - 16 new compositions - YouTube
a history of the Historical Thesaurus of English - OED
classic children's fiction in the Oxfordshire library system - Oxford Blog
Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics [my review]
concise and accessible - The English Civil Wars 1640-1660 [my review]
Iran's Gondishapour Library looks lovely - @LivingInTehran
ranking the translations of The Tale of Genji - Tony's Reading List [via @MAOrthofer]
opening bookshops during a pandemic - Guardian

(For more, see my blog Pathologically Polymathic or the latest book reviews.)

Other Resources

I don't really follow the publishing industry, or the latest in book gossip - I prefer to wait till five or ten years after a book's publication, when the fuss has died down a little and a longer-term perspective is available. If you're after book news I recommend the Complete Review's Literary Saloon, which also has links to other literary weblogs.

Danny Yee