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Self-Promotion At Work

Okay, folks, right after you subscribe to The American Conservative [1], please continue along the Path of Righteousness by subscribing to Books and Culture [2]. These are two of the finest magazines around, and they need your support.

Having subscribed to B&C you’ll be able to read my essay in the new issue [3] about the creation of the first modern computers, with a special emphasis on the great John von Neumann. In the next issue I’ll have a piece on recent books linking evolutionary psychology to literary criticism.

Other forthcoming stuff, in the relatively distant future: Last year I published my critical edition of W. H. Auden’s long poem The Age of Anxiety [4], and next year will see the appearance of another work in the series, his earlier long poem For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio. That should appear sometime in the Spring. Later in the year should come my contribution to a wonderful series from Princeton University Press called Lives of the Great Religious Books [5]: I’m writing the biography of the Book of Common Prayer. I am nearly finished now, and it’s one of the most enjoyable and rewarding projects I’ve ever undertaken.

And now on to nobler subjects!

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#1 Comment By Haley On October 16, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

I’m sure I’m not the only one who is thrilled about your forthcoming book! My reading group has read a number of your books in the past few years and, as most of us are Anglicans, I can all but guarantee that we’ll be adding your BCP biography to our queue as soon as it comes out. Sounds like that will be in late 2013?

#2 Comment By An Anachronistic Apostle On October 17, 2012 @ 10:10 am

Ah, then anticipation soars!

For what subject of the mortal dusty brain-loom of man could be nobler, more lofty, more resplendent in majesty, than the life of the BCP? The lines of which, and the likes of which, inspired the collects of the sturdy The Lutheran Hymnal (TLH, 1941), and those of the companion celebrations of the Daily Office by Fr. Burnell Eckardt, Jr. of Kewanee, Every Day I Will Bless Thee, (2002)?

Godspeed, Mr. Jacobs! Your full plate is verily, verily a feast.

#3 Comment By Alan Jacobs On October 17, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

Thnks, Haley! And yes, I’m guessing late 2013, though at this stage I can’t be sure. I will of course provide updates as they are available.