Things Noted Here & There
"Elaine Pagels on the Book of Revelation," Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, 24 February, interviews the author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, with an excerpt from the book. Pagels, "What Revelation Reveals," WSJ, 2 March, is another excerpt from the book. Adam Gopnik, "The Big Reveal," New Yorker, 5 March, reviews the book. Mary Beard, "Ex-slaves of Rome and historians' snobbery," TLS, 29 February, reviews Henrik Mouritsen's The Freedman in the Roman World and Keith Bradley and Paul Cartledge, eds., The Cambridge World History of Slavery. Volume I: The Ancient Mediterranean World.
Klaus-Michael Bogdal, "Europe invents the Gypsies," Eurozine, 24 February, sketches what can be known about the history of the European outcastes. Isaac Chotiner, "After Sunset," NYT, 2 March, reviews Kwasi Kwarteng's Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World. Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin, "Colonialism in Africa helped launch the HIV epidemic a century ago," Washington Post, 27 February, draws on their new book, Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It.
Charlotte Brontë, "L'Ingratitude," LRB, 8 March, is a long lost short story, now published for the first time. Brenda Wineapple, "The Missing Pages," NYT, 2 March, reviews Natalie Dykstra's Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life. James Campbell, "A Passion for Blackness," WSJ, 3 March, reviews Emily Bernard's Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance.
Tim Congden, "How Keynes Overwhelmed Hayek," TLS, 29 February, reviews Nicholas Wapshott's Keynes – Hayek: The clash that defined modern economics. Ian Brunskill, "The Man In the Middle," WSJ, 29 February, reviews Shulamit Volkov's Walther Rathenau: Weimar's Fallen Statesman. Richard Wolin, "A Century In Retrospect," WSJ, 27 February, reviews Thomas A. Kohut's A German Generation: An Experimental History of the Twentieth Century.
Timothy Snyder is interviewed about his collaboration with Tony Judt, The Diane Rehm Show, 27 February. Jennifer Homans, "Tony Judt: A Final Victory," NYRB, 22 March, is his wife's recollection of Judt's last two years.
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