Thursday, September 12, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
On October 25 from 6 to 8 pm, there will be a reception at the Instituto Cervantes, 211 E. 49th St., for my latest-co-edited book (co-edited with Juan E. De Castro and Will H. Corral). Light refreshments (wine and cheese) will be served and admission is free.
Hope to see you at one or both of those!
Sunday, September 1, 2013
We have all been reading about the perceived decline of the US-British special relationship because of the UK parliament not approving force in Syria.
I think something different is happening. After the Internet began, people across the English-speaking world, reached out to each other, found common interests, suddenly found aspects of literature and culture until then strictly national had become international. Both my work on Anthony Powell and my Australian work could not have happened in quite the same way without the Internet and the way it made people aware of cultural priorities and discourses in their own language.