Sunday, November 18, 2007

"Today I Wrote Nothing," and other reviewed books

"Today I Wrote Nothing" by Daniil Kharms (Overlook press), edited by Matvei Yankelevich, is reviewed along with other works of Russian avant-garde poetry in the New York Sun.
And now, dear reader, I need to ensure that the book title is not a description of my day. This weekend I hope you will indulge a round-up of book review links, rather than more.
Reviewed in the New York Times today are AMERICA’S THREE REGIMES: A New Political History by Morton Keller (Oxford University Press), DAY OF EMPIRE: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance — and Why They Fall by Amy Chua (Doubleday) and THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY: How the GOP Right Made Political History, by Donald T. Critchlow (Harvard University Press). And there is another review of Bush books, this time by Emily Bazelon.
The LA Times headlines a review of Jesse Unruh and the Art of Power Politics by Bill Boyarsky (University of California Press).
At the Chicago Trib you can find a discussion of Head and Heart: American Christianities by Garry Wills (Penguin).
And for your Thanksgiving, the Washington Post features food history, with a review of MOVEABLE FEASTS From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, The Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat by Sarah Murray (St. Martin's).