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Le Guin’s Subversive Imagination

November 21, 2019 Need a Book 0

On the day of my induction by, and first visit to, the august institution of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, I was shown to the literature section of the portrait gallery and left […]

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The Most Famous Coin in Borges

November 21, 2019 Need a Book 0

Jorge Luis Borges at his office, Argentine National Library, 1973 Let me see if I can summarize this famous short story. I’m going from memory. A guy—Borges—explains that the Zahir is a twenty-centavo coin. If […]

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The Princess Plan by Julia London

November 20, 2019 Need a Book 0

B- The Princess Plan by Julia London November 19, 2019 · HQN Books Historical: EuropeanRomance I am but a simple woman. Give me even the slightest whiff of antagonism between characters and I am there […]

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Charlie’s Angels (2019)

November 20, 2019 Need a Book 0

Charlie’s Angels (2019) by Elizabeth Banks, Evan Spiliotopoulos, David Auburn Squee Not a Book I saw Charlie’s Angels by myself in a theatre the Friday of opening weekend. It was absolutely delightful, and immediately upon […]