Friday, September 08, 2006

Librarians Give Overlook the Stamp of Approval: DANGEROUS KNOWLEDGE gets a STARRED REVIEW

Robert Irwin's forthcoming Overlook tour-de-force Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents gets a Starred Review in the latest Library Journal:

"He takes a subject that could be deadly dull and makes it live: he possesses magisterial familiarity with the sources (more than two millennia's worth), his judgments are measured and urbane, and he delivers his numerous asides with a sly sense of humor. A serious work of scholarship that is a delight to read from start to finish."

Not too shabby, eh? We'll put it in the trophy case right next to the Starred PW review! We love you, you librarians.--Jimmy

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