Translation Tuesdays: For Two Thousand Years @ NYJB

“For Two Thousand Years” by Mihail Sebastian is a hidden gem in European literature, shining a light on what happened in Romania between the wars. Continue reading Translation Tuesdays: For Two Thousand Years @ NYJB

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Commonplace Book: T.E. Lawrence on Arab zeal

Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany. Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with another in the naked desert, under the indifferent heaven. By day the hot sun fermented us; and we were dizzied by the beating wind. At night we were stained by dew, and shamed into pettiness by the innumerable silences of stars. We were a self-centred army without parade or gesture, devoted to freedom, the second of man’s creeds, a purpose so ravenous that it devoured all our strength, a hope … Continue reading Commonplace Book: T.E. Lawrence on Arab zeal

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Blog Update for October 2017

CCLaP Links Not Working? Since 2012 I have reviewed books for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP). Recently CCLaP has moved its website to a new WordPress platform. If you haven’t already, you should check out the New Look. Unfortunately, during the transition the old links couldn’t be transferred over. What does this mean? I will have to change the links for every book review and related post. This will be a long-term summer project on my end. I ask for your patience and understanding in this matter. In the mean time I have included a new CCLaP … Continue reading Blog Update for October 2017

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