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Captain America by Ed Brubaker
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The best part of this collection is the fact there is an extended scene in which Bucky, shirtless, is forced to fight a brown bear while imprisoned in a gulag. I mean, this asks you to buy that there are gulags in contemporary Russia, and that Steve...more
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Captain America by Ed Brubaker
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My politics are about as opposite to those of Tea Party adherents as you can get, and I'm really quite glad to be from a non-aligned country, so it's saying something that I winced throughout this. The storyline centres around a "Mad Cap" from the 19...more
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Fallen Son by Jeph Loeb
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This is a collection of five one-shots, showing how a variety of Marvel superheroes react to the death of Captain America. Since I haven't (yet) read any of the Civil War series, this maybe had less emotional impact on me than it would have otherwise...more
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Truth by Robert Morales
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Truth: Red, White and Black provides a twist to the Captain America origin story—and is, I believe, now treated by the Marvel writers as mainstream canon. Steve Rogers was not the first American to be experimented on by the US army in order to create...more
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"It's an incredible body of evidence! Very few of them survive in the original, though—an 18th century scholar started a project to transcribe and publ...more "
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To Be the Neighbor of Saint Peter by Barbara H. Rosenwein
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Barbara Rosenwein here examines more than 3000 charters issued during roughly the first century and a half of the existence of the great monastery of Cluny. She uses these charters as a means of reassessing the social meaning of land transfers and do...more
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The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín
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French Rural History by Marc Bloch
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Das Prämonstratenserkloster Saint-Yved in Braine als Grableg... by Andrea Teuscher
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Ursula K. Le Guin
“If it is a human thing to do to put something you want, because it's useful, edible, or beautiful, into a bag, or a basket, or a bit of rolled bark or leaf, or a net woven of your own hair, or what have you, and then take it home with you, home being another, larger kind of pouch or bag, a container for people, and then later on you take it out and eat it or share it or store it up for winter in a solider container or put it in the medicine bundle or the shrine or the museum, the holy place, the area that contains what is sacred, and then the next day you probably do much the same again—if to do that is human, if that's what it takes, then I am a human being after all. Fully, freely, gladly, for the first time....

[T]he proper, fitting shape of the novel might be that of a sack, a bag. A book holds words. Words hold things. They bear meanings. A novel is a medicine bundle, holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us."

—"The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

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