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Sep 26, 2011 11:09 am


Things Noted Here & There



Carnivalesque LXXVIII, an early modern edition of the festival, is up at Harlots, Harpies and Harridans.

The Giant's Shoulders XXXIX, Part I, the history of science festival, is up at John McKay's Mammoth Tales. Part II should be up there later today.

Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night," TLS, 21 September, reviews Craig Koslofsky's Evening's Empire: A history of the night in early modern Europe.

Ian W. Toll, "The Less Than Heroic Christopher Columbus," NYT, 23 September, reviews Laurence Bergreen's Columbus: The Four Voyages.

Simon Sebag Montefiore, "At Home With Karl Marx," NYT, 23 September, reviews Mary Gabriel's Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution.

Michael Kazin, "Whatever Happened to the American Left?" NYT, 24 September, calls for a grass roots movement that doesn't rely on politicians for its leadership.

Paul Di Filippo, "Hemingway's Boat," Barnes & Noble Review, 12 September, James Salter, "‘The Finest Life You Ever Saw'," NYRB, 13 October, and Howell Raines for the Washington Post, 22 September, review Paul Hendrickson's Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961.

Christopher Hitchens, "Inside the Orgone Box," NYT, 23 September, reviews Christopher Turner's Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America.

Finally, farewell to Oscar Handlin, the distinguished historian of American immigration.


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