Category Archives: Books

A Small Town in Germany – John le Carré (1968)

“I’m still making my way through John le Carré’s oeuvre in chronological order, and so far it has been a surprisingly interesting and enjoyable journey. My most recent stop, A Small Town in Germany, is no exception to this, and … Continue reading

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WBOX: Civil rights strife and KKK boycott

“WBOX is a radio station broadcasting on 920 AM in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The station is owned by Best Country Broadcasting, LLC, and carries a country format. In 1965, the station was boycotted by the Ku Klux Klan during a turbulent … Continue reading

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Nomad (1959-1962)

“Nomad was an avant garde literary magazine that Anthony Linick and Donald Factor (the son of Max Factor, Jr.,) edited and published in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1962. The first issue came out in the winter of 1959. Linick … Continue reading

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In His Own Write – John Lennon (1964)

“It was 51 years ago today (or last month), Sgt. Lennon taught the words to play. Having been invited by Jonathan Cape Publishers in Britain and Simon and Schuster in America to assemble snippets of his signature quirky poetry and prose for … Continue reading

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Human Sexual Response – Dr. Virginia Johnson with Dr. William Masters (1966)

“The human sexual response cycle is a four-stage model of physiological responses to sexual stimulation, which, in order of their occurrence, are the excitement-, plateau-, orgasmic-, and resolution phases. This physiological response model was first formulated by William H. Masters … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard (1964)

“Although he held a prominent chair of philosophy at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris, the French thinker and writer Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962) never allowed himself to become molded by the traditional ways of academic thinking. He remained a free mind, unfettered … Continue reading

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The Moth Poem – Robin Blaser (1963)

“The Moth Poem is Robin Blaser’s first book publication, which was preceded by a broadside printed by Auerhahn Press in 1963. I love this chapbook format which is perfect for the serial poem. Spicer’s work of the period published by … Continue reading

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