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Book Review: Raising The Ruins

Raising The Ruins:  The Fight To Revive The Legacy Of Herbert W. Armstrong, by Stephen Flurry In reading this book I found myself in the strange position of having nice things to say about the Philadelphia Church of God, particularly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shakespeare’s First Folio

Shakespeare’s First Folio:  Four Centuries Of An Iconic Book, by Emma Smith In reading this book I was struck by the way that this could have been so much better of a book than what it was had the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: She Said

She Said:  Breaking The Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite A Movement, by Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey It has been widely and often said that a reporter should never become the story, and unfortunately that is what happens here.  … Continue reading

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On Editors

I have a confession to make:  I really dislike dealing with editors.  I am not sure if writers in general have a toxic relationship with editors but I tend to find my relations with editors to be greatly irritating and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence

Sell Your Story In A Single Sentence, by Lane Shefter Bishop I have to admit that as a writer my marketing is what I tend to feel least confident about, and that appears to be a common problem for writers … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Sports Subgenres: A Syntoptical Reading Project

From time to time I like to engage in syntoptical reading, where one reads a lot of books about the same sorts of subjects as a way of gaining insight into what is written and why it is written [1].  … Continue reading

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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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