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Saturday, January 16, 2016

An Interesting and (So Far) Relatively Easy Index

The letters between the Berrigan brothers, Daniel and Philip. Covers a lot of the history I lived through while coming to political and social consciousness in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Quite a few mentions of Merton (well, before, uh, dzzzzzt), and some interesting poetry from Daniel Berrigan that's not awful to read, which is rare in my checkbook. And it's only a names index -- charging less, but not as taxing on the brain. Providing subentries for the two brothers, though.

Anyway, the point is that much of their writing in these letters is informal shorthand that would pass very easily for texting or messaging today.

As regular readers know, I rarely shill for my clients, but if you're interested in this kind of stuff, buy a copy. Support an indexer.

UPDATE (1/19): The index has proven to be less than a romp.


Unknown said...

Groaning here, Czar. Hep ole' AuntyBelle unnerstan' how come it is that ya' only git all his work for heretics? Mercy, ain't ya weary of those dull petulant dissidents. I covered their progeny ( dissidents they spawned) fer years. These folks is duller than ditchwater. Ya' got my sympathy iffy' youse had to read their fevered ravings.

Rather learn what you have been reading fer fun???

Unsigned in Auntybelle ( not sure I CAN still sign in)

czar said...

Figured the Berrigans would get your attention.

Everyone's money spends the same, Aunty. If you want me to have some different reading material, refer some good doctrinally conservative presses my way. Proofing, copyediting, indexing . . . I'd be happy for a different perspective.

If it settles your soul at all, you'll be happy to know that I'm presently editing some good-ol' Southern Baptist fundamentalist tract.

Read for fun? Oh, come now.