Tag Archive: UK

Commonplace Book: Priorities

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“She was a Calvinistic Sabbatarian in religion, and in worldly manners she was a devout believer in the high rank of her noble relatives.”

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CCLaP Fridays: Cities of Empire, by Tristram Hunt

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This week I review “Cities of Empire: The British colonies and the creation of the urban world,” by Tristram Hunt.

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On Being Human Redux: Notes on “Orphan Black”

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An occasional series that is a continuation of my essay anthology, On Being Human: critical looks at books and movies that examine the question of humanity. (Buy the limited edition hardcover, Kindle version,… Continue reading

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CCLaP Fridays: NSFW Files … the Book! Coming out next Monday (1/19/15)

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The NSFW Files includes essays on erotica written by a Nobel laureate, an outsider artist, a surrealist, and a French prisoner, among many more. Most important, the essay collection offers an answer to the question, “What dirty book should I read next?”

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Commonplace Book: “Death, be not proud …” by John Donne

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A well known sonnet from John Donne.

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Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy, by Christopher Sandford @ NYJB

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In Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister Macmillan and President Kennedy Christopher Sandford “expertly uses historical and archival material to make Kennedy’s and Macmillan’s Special Relationship come to life.”

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The NSFW Files: Lost Girls, by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie

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This week Karl Wolff concludes his essay series “The NSFW Files” with an essay on the controversial graphic novel, Lost Girls, by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie.

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Reviews in Brief: Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two: Written by Douglas Wolk, Illustrated by Ulises Farinas

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Espresso-sized book reviews for readers on the go. Karl Marx wrote in his 1852 book, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, “Hegel remarks somewhere that all facts and personages of great importance in… Continue reading

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The On Being Human Guerrilla Literary Salon

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The On Being Human Guerrilla Literary Salon is happening right now! You should totally go to it and get your hands on a limited edition handmade hardcover edition of the book.

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Commonplace Book: Memorial Day Poetry: Sorley, Klemm, Pound

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Saluting the fallen this Memorial Day with three poems.

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