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Book Review: Censoring Queen Victoria

Censoring Queen Victoria:  How Two Gentlemen Edited A Queen And Created An Icon, by Yvonne M. Ward This book was a deeply interesting one because it raises some fascinating questions about the nature of censorship and the various motives that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Censors At Work

Censors At Work:  How States Shaped Literature, by Robert Darnton There is a moment in this book where the author states that many of the functioned served by censors in unfree socities (like those discussed in the book) are served … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Late Age Of Print

The Late Age Of Print:  Everyday Book Culture From Consumerism To Control, by Ted Striphas I must admit that while there were parts of this book I found enjoyable, not least the author’s interest in the logistics of books and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art Of The Publisher

The Art Of The Publisher, by Roberto Calasso One can be most charitable to an author like Roberto Calasso if you see him as a blogger instead of as a philosopher.  One expects a blogger, especially one who specializes in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing Jane Austen

Writing Jane Austen, by Elizabeth Aston Reading this book, I found far more similarities between the heroine, one Georgina Jackson, and the author concerning their respective attempts to write within the world of Jane Austen than the author would probably … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardening In The Northwest

Gardening In The Northwest, by the editors of Sunset Magazine And Sunset Books I have found it to be an immensely intriguing thing that the Northwest has so many regional guides on gardening.  Admittedly, I probably would have noticed other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guerrilla Marketing For Writers

Guerrilla Marketing For Writers:  100 No-Cost, Low-Cost Weapons For Selling Your Work, by Jay Conrad Levinson, Rick Frishman, Michael Larson, and David L. Hancock I enjoyed reading this book.  As a writer, someone who enjoys both the solitary cave-dwelling existence … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sixty Poems

Sixty Poems, by Charles Simic This book is a way better book than its title would suggest, and way more coherent as well.  As far as reasons for the existence of this best-of collection [1], this book has a worthwhile … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Apostolic Fathers:  Part Two (Writings)

What writings are part of the Apostolic Fathers and how should we organize them.  There are several ways that we can approach this question, and I would like to begin by introducing the works of the Apostolic Fathers we will … Continue reading

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An Imaginary Failed Book Proposal Conversation About The Didache

I’m glad you were interested in talking with me about the book proposal my congregation’s leadership team had come up with.  I understand that you’re a busy publisher and I did not want to waste your time with a book … Continue reading

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