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Lines of beauty: British Library’s medieval manuscripts go digital – FT.com

February 18th, 2013
(c) Michael Bodian

Beowulf manuscript (c) Michael Bodian

“The British Library aims to digitise its 25,000 medieval manuscripts, so readers around the world can see them. Here are six of the rarest” including the Beowulf manuscript (shown above; photo (c) Michael Bodian). via Lines of beauty: British Library’s medieval manuscripts go digital – FT.com.

Review of Sweet Tooth

November 25th, 2012

Sweet ToothSweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have thoroughly enjoyed some of McEwan’s previous works, including On Chesil Beach, Saturday, and, to a lesser extent, Solar. I found his writing in those works to be beautiful and elegant. Sweet Tooth is my least liked of McEwan’s books. I found the twist at the end insufficient to justify the length of the work, the writing to be less enthralling than his other works, and the plot at times droll. Character development is inconsistent. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this book to others; I would stick to some of his earlier works.

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Venn of Greek Rhetoric | visualizing.org

March 16th, 2012

Venn of Greek Rhetoric | visualizing.org

Venn of Greek Rhetoric | visualizing.org.