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

from the Safavids to Khomeini - Iran: A Modern History [my review]
Emily Wilson on Aeschylus' _Oresteia_ and its translations - LRB
a new look at the great Tang poets Li Bai and Tu Fu - NYROB
The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality - Building the Cycling City [my review]
the American Mathematical Society has a 40% off textbooks sale in September - AMS [with reasonable international shipping rates]
The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals - End of the Megafauna [my review]
art history for children - Vincent's Starry Night + A Journey Through Art [my review]
Mastery in Primary Mathematics [my review]
Star Wars elitism versus Star Trek democracy - Salon [David Brin]
(he doesn't seem to understand Homer at all)
The Poetry of the _Mahabharata_ - Erenow
the afterword to Carole Satyamurti's retelling
Around the World in Twenty Languages - Babel [my review]
The Art of Visual Storytelling - Children's Picturebooks [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