Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ad Infinitum in IRB's Volume 1, Issue 6 Published!

You can find my review of Nicholas Ostler's Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin in the latest issue of The Internet Review of Books.

There are other reviews there, of course, including one by my blogging friend Sarah Morgan and one by published essayist Julie McGuire.

Ad Infinitum was a difficult review for me, one wherein plunking down the period on the last sentence left me ... unsatisfied.

I don't think I did the Mother Tongue, and Nicholas Ostler's brilliant prose justice.

I'm cheered, though. Next month I'm reviewing Jennifer 8. Lee's The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, a whimsical look at Chinese food -- and Chinese people -- in the United States. Halfway into the Chronicles I find myself fascinated.

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