Wednesday, January 21, 2015


What We Learn from Cats. A book I spotted en route to lunch today. Written by one of the preeminent scholars of the Sefardi ballad tradition. Now in its third reprinting.

In certain respects, the Spanish academy is much more rigid than the American one, especially in terms of traditional disciplinary boundaries; but at the same time, it's much more tolerant of academics doing all different kinds of writing.

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