Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stacy Schiff on Wikipedia

in this week's New Yorker (full text available online). It's sort of a perfect article, stylish and intelligent and strangely informative.

I've got a very good impression of Schiff as a writer; the only book of hers I've read is Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) (which was excellent), I've been meaning to get her book about Benjamin Franklin but such things fall for me awkwardly between work and pleasure reading. But oh, I see Madame Helvetius mentioned in one of the Amazon reviews, I think I really must get it now....