Yet Another Book Haul

You know how this works: the local library holds a massive book sale, I come away with a whole mess of books, and then I blog about them. And you comment on them. Let’s go. 1: Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw Owing to my long-standing fascination with Joan of Arc and Fariba’s excellent reviewContinue reading “Yet Another Book Haul”

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Bookish Links — April 2015

On Good Friday, the online magazine Mockingbird posted this excerpt from W. H. Auden’s A Certain World, illustrating part of the reason why I love him. πŸ™‚ Speaking of poets, Harvard’s online library has a large collection of recordings featuring famous poets reading their work and the works of others. Even I was able toContinue reading “Bookish Links — April 2015”

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Why We Need Science Fiction

If you had told me about a year ago that Ray Bradbury would become one of my favorite authors, that I would be devouring The Illustrated Man like it was a Whitman’s Sampler, and would look for more of the same, my response would have been something along the lines of β€œDo you know me?”Continue reading “Why We Need Science Fiction”

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