Sunday, September 25, 2011

Links & Reviews

- Dan Cohen's got a very smart piece in the Atlantic about the HathiTrust/Authors Guild lawsuit; make this your must-read essay for the weekend.

- Another don't-miss is Brooke Palmieri's 8vo post about the book catalogues of E.P. Goldschmidt.

- Writing in the Chronicle, Kathleen Fitzpatrick urges young scholars to "do the risky thing" in digital humanities.

- Maurice Sendak is doing interviews about his new book, Bumble-Ardy. Globe and Mail; Fresh Air.

- Susan Orlean talked to NPR this week about her new book, Rin Tin Tin.

- Some more great stuff from The Collation this week: Sarah Werner profiles a 1565 Guyot type specimen broadside, which a marginal note suggests was used to sell Guyot's types to London printers, and (on her own blog) notes some fascinating marginalia in a copy of Gower's Confessio amantis.

- From Houghton Library, a new video on the handling of rare books and archival materials.

- John O'Connell writes in the Scotsman about the origins of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, which began with an interesting collaboration between Conan Doyle and his friend Bertram Fletcher Robinson.

- Also on NPR this week, Stephen Greenblatt discussed The Swerve.

Reviews

- Ann Blair's Too Much to Know; review by Jacob Soll in TNR.

- Neal Stephenson's Reamde; review by Tom Bissell in the NYTimes.

- Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.

- Lawrence Bergreen's Columbus; review by Ian W. Toll in the NYTimes.

- Simon Garfield's Just My Type; review by Paul Shaw in Salon.

2 comments:

Sarah Werner said...

Thanks so much for including two of my pieces in your round-up! One tiny clarification, though. The Collation is the new blog from the Folger Shakespeare Library, to which I contribute and for which I am the general editor/ringmaster; that blog also features posts from Folger staff, fellows, and program participants. But I also still run my own blog, Wynken de Worde, and that's where I put the Gower marginalia piece. That quibble aside, I'm flattered you liked both pieces!

JBD said...

Ah, of course - I'm sorry! Everyone should be reading both blogs!
- Jeremy