Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a books life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Meander Belt: Family, Loss, and Coming of Age in the Working-Class South (Nebraska, 2019) by M. Randal … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Meander Belt!
BOOKS Contra Instrumentalism: A Translation Polemic by Lawrence Venuti Review in the Los Angeles Review of Books: “…many of us who teach world literature encourage our students to think about translators as interpretive cocreators whose agency can be felt in … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books Modern Conservative Judaism Elliot N. Dorff Cover story in the Jewish Journal: “The lesson that we learn in Dorff’s important book… is that respect, tolerance and inclusiveness are a crucial measure of what makes a movement Jewishly authentic.” Not … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books Standing Up To Colonial Power: The Livers of Henry Roe and Elizabeth Bender Cloud Renya K. Ramirez Review in Publishers Weekly: “Ramirez (Gender, Belonging, and Native American Women) employs her professional skills as an anthropologist to tell the story … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books Cora Du Bois by Susan C. Seymour Praise from the Los Angeles Book Review: “Seymour’s book reads like a detective novel in parts, a history in others, as she follows the adventurous life of a ‘distant observer of mankind.’ . . . Susan Seymour makes clear the irony of a woman with principle—a patriotic American who attempted to see beyond the present — being first rewarded by her country and then defamed by its intelligence agencies for doing so. There are important contemporary lessons here. If we don’t know where we have come from, we can’t see where our country … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS