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

Stories From Behind the Berlin Wall - Stasiland [my review]
from the Boer War to WWI Flanders - The General [my review]
Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and the Gruffalo - Guardian
With an Anthology of Tang Poetry - Chinese Poetic Writing [my review]
having books one hasn't read helps remind one of one's ignorance - Inc
An Introduction to Language and Linguistics - How Languages Work [my review]
A New History of Hasidism - PUP [(Introduction available as PDF)]
The Little Book of Black Holes [my review]
reading approaching age five - Oxford Blog
some Jewish mythology for children - NYT
Leiden's Panji tales collection makes it onto the UNESCO Memory of the World Register - UniLeiden
new translation of The Odyssey sounds good - Atlantic

(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