Monthly Archives: July 2012

Friday Wrap-Up: What’s Your Favorite Summer Book?

We’re right in the middle of summer now and, no matter where you are, it probably feels too hot to survive. (Well, unless you live in northern California, or are visiting like we are this next week, where temperatures promise … Continue reading

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A New Take on a Classic: Song of Achilles and The Iliad

I’ve become annoying about both of the books I’ll be discussing today. Both works, The Songs of Achilles by Madeline Miller and The Iliad by Homer (Fitzgerald’s translation), swung me in such a way that I’m thinking in epic prose. … Continue reading

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Mixing Genders: Self-Made Man and Twelfth Night

Self-Made Man, Norah Vincent’s year-long journey disguised as a man, started in the same way I expected it would. There was a quick condemnation of female subjugation, followed by an examination of the respect that men accord other men automatically. … Continue reading

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