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The Image of the Historian

March 23rd, 2013

I’ve been reading Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire off and on for some time now. I’m well into volume 2, somewhere around page 1500 (out of about 2500). One thing that’s only recently occurred to me is how much the book seems to have shaped the idea of the historian in at […]

More at Black Gate

March 19th, 2013

Two more posts up at Black Gate over this past weekend, as I caught up from missing a post the week before. I looked at M. John Harrison’s Viriconium books, and at Naomi Mitchison’s The Land the Ravens Found.

More Books

March 12th, 2013

I visited a friend the other night who’s thinking of moving this summer. I came away with a few books as a result. Here’s the list:

I’ve developed a habit, now I’m in my (very) late 30s, of revisiting things I enjoyed as a child or teen to see how they’ve changed; how my sense of them has changed, but also how the passage of time has put them in a new context. I mostly do this with things that I […]

More Black Gate Catch-Up

March 8th, 2013

It has been far too long since I’ve had a post here, so let’s do something about that. Here’s a look back at what I’ve been writing about at Black Gate over the past two months. To start with, I looked at Brian Catling’s excellent, unconventional book The Vorrh. Then I wrote a piece on […]

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