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Jul 29, 2008

More Noted Things

Our colleague, Daniel Larison, ordinarily also blogs at Eunomia and The American Scene. This week, however, he is additionally guest-blogging at Andrew Sullivan. When glory fades, I hope he'll still be found among historians and other lesser mortals.

Jennifer Howard,"Literary Geospaces," CHE, 1 August, features Janelle Jenstad's Map of Early Modern London and Matthew L. Jockers's work on mapping or"georeferencing" the development of Irish-American literature.

Lisa Jardine,"The Half-Open Window," Literary Review, July, reviews Timothy Brook's Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World. Hat tip.

Judith Thurman,"Her Own Society," New Yorker, 4 August, reviews Brenda Wineapple's White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

Several friends of Cliopatria contribute to the Smithsonian's"Parties to History: Four Political Conventions That Changed America," August: Lewis Gould,"1912 Republican Convention: Return of the Rough Rider; Alonzo Hamby,"1948 Democratic Convention: The South Secedes Again; Rick Perlstein,"1964 Republican Convention: Revolution from the Right; and Haynes Johnson,"1968 Democratic Convention: The Bosses Strike Back.

Finally,"Great Unread Books: Which classic are you ashamed to admit you have never read?" Telegraph, 22 July, is fun. It features confessional clips by Mary Beard, Tony Benn, Oona King, Simon Sebag Montefiore, and others. I prefer not playing by their rules and naming classics that I have read: Don Quixote, Moby Dick, War and Peace ... and, The Bible, Oona!

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