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Sexually Speaking by Gore Vidal
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Rarely can an author create something that tempers itself in contrast to the current times. Re-reading these observations from the greatest American essayist of the 20th century brings a fresh candor to the over-sexualization of the West, the over-fe ...more
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Transition by Dougald McMillan
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This is a well-organised, comprehensive survey of the infamous literary journal 'Transition' expat Literary magazine and one that captures as much of the essence of a 'movement' (if you will) of the most influential writing from Paris in the 20th cen ...more
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The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
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There's not a lot to add to others' reviews here, with the exceptions of the inane ones who clearly do not understand the historical contexts of this complex character. Of particular interest to me are the economic calls for the South not to become w ...more
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The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick
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This is one of the most intelligent, relevant and necessary contributions to the craft in a long while. Either you get it or perhaps consider another vocation. 'Method-writers' probably won't see the lines for the trees, but practitioners will find a ...more
The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick
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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 by Mark Twain
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Where to even begin - how dare I review a Titan of literature? With this second volume, I am reminded of how important Twain is: he innovated the written word at a key time in world history, let alone American development. His wit shines through even ...more
London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp
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In Defense of Literature by Aster Applefield
In Defense of Literature: Fifty Years of Publishing, Literature, Politics and the Arts
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recommended to Martin by: Mary Folliet
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I admit bias being a protegé and friend of John's. However, if anyone fighting the ridiculous world of publishing right now wants to know 'How It's Still Done' this is the book for you. From his early days getting started to a relationship with Barne ...more
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