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Team of Vipers by Cliff Sims
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Because I am a lazy reader, I dislike unreliable narrators: they make me work too hard. True, if the writing be fiction, and the writer be greatly gifted (Twain, Nabokov, Kesey, Banville), I may decide to enter—and joyfully enter—into their world. Bu
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Plutarch’s Lives by Plutarch
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This is the tenth Plutarch “life” that I have read so far, and it is by far the best. Of course Plutarch deserves credit for its excellence, but its success also has much to do with the character and career of its subject, Fabius Maximus. Plutarch ex
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St. Patrick for Ireland by James Shirley
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I admit that I am partial to this play. It not only unites two of my enthusiasms--English Renaissance drama and Celtic lore--but it also connects both of them to an obscure episode in Irish history, and--you guessed it--the collection of obscure epis
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This 17th century picaresque novel is the first person account of the adventures of Simplicius, a young man growing up amid the violent disruptions of the Thirty Years War. He begins as a country bumpkin, but in the course of his journey takes up man
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St. Patrick for Ireland by James Shirley
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I admit that I am partial to this play. It not only unites two of my enthusiasms--English Renaissance drama and Celtic lore--but it also connects both of them to an obscure episode in Irish history, and--you guessed it--the collection of obscure epis
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St. Patrick for Ireland by James Shirley
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I admit that I am partial to this play. It not only unites two of my enthusiasms--English Renaissance drama and Celtic lore--but it also connects both of them to an obscure episode in Irish history, and--you guessed it--the collection of obscure epis
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The Star Machine by Jeanine Basinger
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Basinger's subject is the Classic Hollywood Star Machine, and the stars and near-stars who were transformed by the process.

I loved this book not so much for its insights into the workings of the Hollywood system (although Basinger has plenty) but fo
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Plutarch’s Lives by Plutarch
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This is the tenth Plutarch “life” that I have read so far, and it is by far the best. Of course Plutarch deserves credit for its excellence, but its success also has much to do with the character and career of its subject, Fabius Maximus. Plutarch ex
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The Weird of the White Wolf by Michael Moorcock
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This third volume of the series—according to the Elric chronology—includes the two Elric stories Moorcock wrote first, the novellas “The Dreaming City” and “While the Gods Laugh" (each published in a separate issue of Science Fantasy in 1961). In the
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Ursula K. Le Guin
“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

Teresa of Ávila
“It is foolish to think that we will enter heaven without entering into ourselves.”
St. Teresa of Avila

Zora Neale Hurston
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

C.S. Lewis
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

Bertrand Russell
“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Selected Poems (Poetry)
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Queen's Suite (Poetry)
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Description: A sequence of sixteen lyrics.
THE FIVE SACRED WOUNDS OF CROSSWOOD, OHIO (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: TWO CHAPTERS OF AN ABANDONED NOVEL
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"On paths unknown, we tread with wonder. Through a glass darkly, to brave new worlds and beyond we go." We seek to explore and do critical reading fro ...more
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