Saturday, February 17, 2018
February (third week) 2018 Reads
This week the "Deal Me In" card is the Queen of Spades and the story is G-text by Răzvan; translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blythe. (in Best European fiction 2015). Growing up in Ceausescu 's Romania. There is some word play with the letter G--mostly with proper names.
some online things...
This Medieval Walled Town with a Storied History Shows How Traditional Urbanism Can Support High Density by Kaley Overstreet at Arch Daily
Saint-Malo--one of my favorite places.
Plagiarism software pins down new source for Shakespeare's plays
by Alison Flood at The Guardian
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens
A poem on The Art Divas, the blog of author Rabih Alameddine
The Other Middle East
Franck Salameh, Associate professor of Near Eastern Studies at Boston College, discusses Arab language based identity on the Yale University Press blog, Yale Books Unbound.
from the library...
Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini
Bio-fic of Ada Lovelace told in the first person. Interesting but a bit slow moving at times. I think I'd rather read a biography.
The House at the Edge of Night (Kindle Edition) by Catherine Banner
Family saga set on an island off the coast of Sicily. Covers three generations beginning a few years before World War1 and ending around 2008. Very good read.
from my shelves...
The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela; translated from the Spanish by Enrique Munguía; Introduction by Ana Castillo
A novel of the Mexican Revolution.