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Thursday 12 January 2006

Odds and sods

From around the 'sphere:


  • ESBNs and more thoughts on the end of cyberspace
  • Quotes from Blanchot's The Most High, Aminadab and The Infinite Conversation
  • A very good deal on literary journals
  • Mark Kaplan is back blogging regularly at Charlotte Street (indeed, he has been for a few weeks and I should have mentioned it earlier)
  • Waggish on Josipovici
  • David Beckham to be a judge for the 2006 British Book Awards
  • The Radical Anthropology Group (interesting [pdf] article on Chris Knight's Theory of Human Origins)

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