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#REDISCOVERINGtheISLAMICCLASSICS #PrintCulture #IntellectualTradition #PrincetonUniversityPress#socialhistory  #books #I...
07/04/2020

#REDISCOVERINGtheISLAMICCLASSICS #PrintCulture #IntellectualTradition #PrincetonUniversityPress
#socialhistory #books #Islamic #islamicthought.

REDISCOVERING the ISLAMIC CLASSICS: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition (Princeton University Press) presents a detailed, sophisticated, and thoroughly enjoyable intellectual and social history of the modern publishing industry and on what we today consider canonical books of Islamic thought. Ahmed El-Shamsy fills us in on the project 👇

https://newbooksnetwork.com/ahmed-el-shamsy-rediscovering-the-islamic-classics-princeton-up-2020/

#decameron #italy #italianiterature #coronavirus #survival
03/10/2020
The Decameron – the 14th-century Italian book that shows us how to survive coronavirus

#decameron #italy #italianiterature #coronavirus #survival

The spread of the Covid-19 virus has triggered an epidemic of advice. This advice is important, but it seems destined to make our lives more miserable and isolated. However, there is an unusual source of counsel which offers another way to deal with an epidemic. That source is the Decameron. The Ita...

#gilgamesh #sumerian #sumeria #epic
11/22/2019
Literary Hub

#gilgamesh #sumerian #sumeria #epic

Who actually wrote the Epic of Gilgamesh down?

https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4460-there-is-always-in-history-this-possibility-of-the-unexpected-interview-with-carlo...
10/25/2019
'There is always in history this possibility of the unexpected': Interview with Carlo Ginzburg

https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4460-there-is-always-in-history-this-possibility-of-the-unexpected-interview-with-carlo-ginzburg
#ginzburg #carloginzburg #interview #history #unexpectedhistory Verso Books

Carlo Ginzburg, author of The Cheese and the Worms, is one of Europe's most influential historians. In this interview with Claire Zalc, Ginzburg discusses the influence of his parents - the novelist Natalia Ginzburg and scholar of Russian literature Leone Ginzburg - his childhood in Fascist Italy, h...

#whypoetrymatters #poetry #auden #whauden #poetrynotluxury #surviving #weneedpoetrytosurvive
10/25/2019
Why poetry matters

#whypoetrymatters #poetry #auden #whauden #poetrynotluxury #surviving #weneedpoetrytosurvive

This wonderful book might be read as a long meditation on WH Auden’s notorious throwaway comment in his elegy for WB Yeats: “Poetry makes nothing happen.” John Burnside’s first chapter engages directly with this maxim, patiently showing us what it does and does not mean in its context. Auden...

#books #deadlydiseases #librarybooks #reading
09/02/2019
When the Public Feared That Library Books Could Spread Deadly Diseases

#books #deadlydiseases #librarybooks #reading

On September 12, 1895, a Nebraskan named Jessie Allan died of tuberculosis. Such deaths were a common occurrence at the turn of the 20th century, but Allan’s case of “consumption” reportedly came from an unusual source. She was a librarian at the Omaha Public Library, and thanks to a common fe...

Arts & Letters Daily #intellectuals #newintellectuals #academic #academicjobs #university #professors
08/21/2019
The New Intellectuals

Arts & Letters Daily #intellectuals #newintellectuals #academic #academicjobs #university #professors

Is the academic-jobs crisis a boon to public culture?

#economics #america #capitalism #marketeconomy Arts & Letters Daily
08/20/2019
Arts & Letters Daily

#economics #america #capitalism #marketeconomy Arts & Letters Daily

The rise and fall of an imperial discipline. Economics once wielded vast political influence, but is the intellectual marketplace now moving on?

Literary Hub #haidangphan #poetic #distance
08/15/2019
Hai-Dang Phan on Poetic Distance and Reenacting the Past

Literary Hub #haidangphan #poetic #distance

For this installment in our interview series with contemporary poets, Peter Mishler corresponded with Hai-Dang Phan. Hai-Dang Phan was born in Vietnam in 1980 and grew up in Wisconsin. His work has…

#college #dropout #usa
07/31/2019
The College Dropout Scandal

#college #dropout #usa

Forty percent of students don’t graduate. No one is held accountable. No one is fired. That must change.

#melville #hermanmelville #farm #writing #sanity
07/24/2019
Herman Melville at Home

#melville #hermanmelville #farm #writing #sanity

The novelist drew on far-flung voyages to create his masterpiece. But he could finish it only at his beloved Berkshire farm.

#trendy #academia #academics #tyranny #ideas #philosophy #poetics #aristotles
07/08/2019
The Tyranny of Trendy Ideas

#trendy #academia #academics #tyranny #ideas #philosophy #poetics #aristotles

Academics pretend to be above cheap and trivial fads. We aren’t.

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06/25/2019

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06/25/2019

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Walnut inlaid writing-table. The property of Sir George Donaldson.
06/25/2019

Walnut inlaid writing-table. The property of Sir George Donaldson.

#robertcaro #greatmantheory #history #historians Jacobin Magazine
06/17/2019
Against the Great Man Theory of Historians

#robertcaro #greatmantheory #history #historians Jacobin Magazine

Robert Caro has penned more magisterial works of history than nearly anyone else. But without accounting for the often-invisible work of others in his research, his new memoir Working is not so much inspiration as an exercise in self-celebration.

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