Philobiblon: Net Nuggets No 16

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Net Nuggets No 16

* A wonderful project: a grand survey of Women Latin Poets. I keep falling over early modern English women writing in Latin - nice to have my impression that there were many more around than is generally recognised. (One can only hope there'll also be an affordable paperback edition - £85! for the hardback.)

* I just stumbled across Notes on Rhetoric's collection of blog-commenting strategies. Check out which ones your opponents are using, or bone up on a few new ones of your own. (Well if you are into that sort of thing. Most of the comments here are delightfully informative, useful or otherwise constructive, and I'm happy to keep it that way!)

* As you've no doubt noticed, much of the reporting about the terrorist attacks in London is shown, in hours, days or weeks, to be total tosh. Matthew Parris, probably the best commentator in the British media, explores the problem and concludes:

From a certain point of view, the journalist, the politician, the police chief and the terrorist can be seen as locked in a macabre waltz of the mind, no less distorting for being unconscious. We should not to join that dance.

*The Telegraph deserves to be commended for its survey (as solid-looking as any such survey can be) of the attitudes of British Muslims to the London attacks. Get the facts here; it is one of those stories that is bound to be quoted and misquoted for some time to come.


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