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

Around the World in Twenty Languages - Babel [my review]
The Art of Visual Storytelling - Children's Picturebooks [my review]
eco-fascism in the English nature-writing tradition - NewStatesman
I didn't know that the author of Tarka the Otter was a Nazi
picturebooks with guidelines for primary curriculum integration - Padlet
two Walker Studio titles by Martin Jenkins - Life: The First Four Billion Years + A World of Plants [my review]
Boccaccio on the coronavirus pandemic - BostonReview
Decoding the Ancestry of the English - The Origins of the Anglo-Saxons [my review]
Arnhem: another sad example of British military incompetence - NYROB
the real Lord of the Flies: nothing like Golding's vision - Guardian
a spiralling Taiwanese exploration of memory and history - The Stolen Bicycle [my review]
Springer has made hundreds of books freely available online, including Aigner+Ziegler's fantastic Proofs from THE BOOK! - Springer
Soviet caricatures of Nazis - UniverseDiscourse

(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