Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Reading Roundup: A Few Items from Literary Sites You Might Have Missed

Over at the Library of Congress web site, there is a video presentation of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discussing his latest book, Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes.

John Connolly has some moving comments about T.S. Eliot over on his blog, This Red Rock.

If you're so inclined, there is a Declaration of Reasonable Doubt About the Identity of William Shakespeare you can read through over at DoubtAboutWill.org. It is a fine introduction to the increasingly famed "Authorship Question" and, as a long-time Oxfordian who has himself signed the Declaration, I personally encourage you to check it out.

Famed Chestertonian Dr. Peter J. Floriani reviews equally-famed Chestertonian Nancy Brown's new book, The Mystery of Harry Potter: A Catholic Family Guide over at the web site of the American Chesterton Society.

You'll find a diverse (and strange) collection of bookshelves here at Gregory Chatonsky, a site I found while perusing Semicolon.

Would C.S. Lewis be excited that his Narnia characters have morphed into a video game? Especially with the rich and obvious religious content completely excised? The news is here as linked by Into the Wardrobe.

And finally, a wonderful and talented musical poem from an unnamed father is passed along by Carmon at Buried Treasure. Check out Pachelbel Redux here.