Daily Archives: September 8, 2010

Diccon Blues

I’ve done my share of American/English bookshops around the world, from Buenos Aires to Cairo to Budapest. Yeah, I know. It is fair to say that they tend to have a particular vibe to them, particularly at book launches. And … Continue reading

Posted in Basel, Rhine, Swiss Watching, Thomas Coryat | Leave a comment

Basel: the joy of dances with death

For my research work at UCL I’ve been reading this year a lot of late sixteenth and early seventeenth century religious texts, protestant and catholic. This is post-reformation media, as it were. It looks to justify, frighten, unify, inspire, confirm … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment