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Benito Cereno by Herman Melville
Benito Cereno
by Herman Melville
read in September, 2014
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Slave revolts on people's minds: Nat Turner, Dom Rep revolt in 1790s. Delano was a real person who wrote this up. As narrator, Melville wants to get across innocence, show how much is packed in that innocent can't see. Optimism (cf Emerson). We see w...more
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Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
Bartleby, the Scrivener
by Herman Melville
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Moby dick packs everything into the page: from Shakespeare to Hawthorne to the Bible. When he wrote it, no one could read it. Melville as a writer dies. relationship in non-romantic setting, everyday office setting, a hierarchical world cued to funct...more
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Manon Lescaut by Antoine François Prévost
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Usually thought of as a pre-Romantic work, this novel seems today a story of generational warfare, as well as a prophetic rendition of the problematic hero in a degraded world. But Manon Lescaut is quintessentially a story of the couple, and it raise...more
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
read in September, 2014
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Jane Eyre ought to be read against a backdrop of feminist concerns: what plots are available to female protagonists in mid-19th century European/British/American culture? Is Jane's trajectory a kind of Pilgrim's Progress? Why did this novel shock bou...more
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Stress Test by Timothy F. Geithner
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Stress Test by Timothy F. Geithner
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Gripping story of how Geithner used connections like Larry Summers ("Larry would see more in me than I saw in myself" [42] "Larry said I was always willing to tell him he was full of shit" [43]) to get into increasingly responsible positions, combine...more
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The Immortality Factor by Ben Bova
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Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
Orange Is the New Black
by Piper Kerman
read in August, 2014
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Our USA prison system is a disgrace, and this book gives a inside account of one of its best spots, Danbury woman's prison "camp". Fun to read the book and watch the TV show, which is loosely based on the book but takes many different twists and turn...more
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Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
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