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

the enduring appeal of Jean Merrill's _The Pushcart War_ - NYer
Helen loved this, she read it in a day and then reread it
Svetlana Alexievich's breathtaking oral history - Second-Hand Time: The Last of the Soviets [my review]
thirty free ebooks from a fantastic publisher - Archipelago Books
The Language of Poetry - NYBooks
with tips on teaching children how to write it
poems with subaltern perspectives from within the Indian epic - Until the Lions: Echoes From The Mahabharata [my review]
an eight year old moves to Henry VIII's London - The Armourer's House [my review]
a potted history of British historical fiction for children - HistoricalNovelSociety
growing up amid Norwegian landscapes - The Hills Reply [my review]
five translators talk about the challenges of children's books - Words Without Borders
Marion Zimmer Bradley was a child abuser - ElectricLit - Guardian
not sure why it took me six years to find out about this
reading at age seven: an update - Oxford Blog
character-centered short stories by an Argentinian master - The Scent of Buenos Aires [my review]

(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