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Blog entries on '28 November 2005'

Monday 28 November 2005

Utopian Generations

Excellent - the first chapter of Nicholas Brown's Utopian Generations: The Political Horizon of Twentieth-Century Literature (of which Michael Hardt, co-author of Empire and Multitude, said: "Masterfully shuttling back and forth between Europe and Africa, Nicholas Brown gives us an exciting new perspective on modernism that is as philosophically astute as it is politically engaged") is online.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Monday 28 November 2005

Dueling over The March

Before you nip over to the reading experience to read Daniel Green dueling with Miriam Burstein about E.L. Doctorow's The March, do make sure you read Leora's review here at RSB.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Monday 28 November 2005

Manganelli and McPherson

Somehow, I missed Florian Mussgnug's review of Giorgio Manganelli's Centuria – One hundred ouroboric novels in the November 11th TLS (not freely available online). Happily, McPherson & Company ("an independent house since 1974 ... publish[ing] literary nonfiction and fiction (contemporary American and British fiction; translated Italian, French, and Spanish fiction), books in the arts and general culture, and a rediscovery series, Recovered Classics") got in touch, bringing not only Centuria to my attention, but also the rest of their excellent looking catalogue (and those T-shirts!)

Posted by Mark Thwaite

Monday 28 November 2005

Andrew Merrifield

Please take the time to read my interview with Andrew Merrifield, whose critical life of the Situationist Guy Debord is just out from Reaktion.

Posted by Mark Thwaite

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Serendipoetry

Augustus

As you sow, so shall you reap. The bags packed,
Umbers and gold swollen between the purse-strings,
Getaway cars nose on a hot scent.
Under striped canvas the patrons gather,
Staring at blue, incorrigible seas.
The stubble burns a hole in summer's pocket;
Upon the baked crust of their world, the mice
Scatter their ashes to the harvest moon.

-- Peter Scupham
(Carcanet Press)

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The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or two

Pre-order Anu Garg's new book: The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words (ISBN 9780452288614), published by Penguin more …

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October's Books of the Month

The New Spirit of Capitalism The New Spirit of Capitalism
Luc Boltanski; Eve Chiapello
Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM Horizons Touched: The Music of ECM
Steve Lake, Paul Griffiths

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