Saturday, May 19, 2007

The citadels of learning ...

... get some well-deserved attention. Here are some further, related links.


  1. Joe(new york)9:13 PM

    Check out Slate for the following:

    Why is Anna Akhmatova's legacy important? What was shameful about Jorge Luis Borges' career? These are the kinds of questions esteemed critic Clive James poses and answers in his new book, Cultural Amnesia, a compendium of the intellectuals, artists, and thinkers who shaped the 20th century. Taken together, the essays—presented in an A-to-Z format—offer a compelling alternative history of the last century and of the struggles of liberal humanism against totalitarianism. Slate published an exclusive selection of these essays adapted for these pages.

    here is the link: