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

Australian bookshops contemplate Amazon's imminent arrival - NYT
Dan Brown really is an excruciatingly bad writer - Week
histories - The Gods of Olympus + Classical Mythology [my review]
random discovery: Marcin Blazewicz Double concerto for violin, accordion and orchestra - YouTube
Britain revealed through its spy novels - Economist
the difficulties of translating Homer: two new Iliads in English - NYROB
a nice overview of the Moomin books - PhilNel
brief backgrounder on Moomin creator Tove Jansson - Huffington
Arts and Society in Flanders and the Netherlands - The Low Countries Yearbook 2014 [my review]
the explosion of allusions to Yeat's "The Second Coming" - ParisReview
A journey in space and time - Oia in Santorini [my review]
why Milton's Paradise Lost is controversial in Egypt - 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