Category Archives: Books

The Right Way to Remember Rachel Carson

“The house, on an island in Maine, perches on a rock at the edge of the sea like the aerie of an eagle. Below the white-railed back porch, the sea-slick rock slopes down to a lumpy low tideland of eelgrass … Continue reading

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Pilot Pirx fictional character – Stanisław Lem (1966)

“Pilot Pirx is a fictional character introduced in 1966 in the science fiction stories of Polish writer Stanisław Lem: ten short stories (published in English in two parts, 1979’s Tales of Pirx the Pilot and 1982’s More Tales of Pirx … Continue reading

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Simone de Beauvoir

“Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir (/də ˈboʊˌvwɑːr/ or /də ˌboʊˈvwɑːr/;[2] French pronunciation: [simɔn də bovwaʁ] ( listen); 9 January 1908 – 14 April 1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not … Continue reading

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The Comedians – Graham Greene (1966)

“The Comedians (1966) is a novel by Graham Greene. Set in Haiti under the rule of François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier and his secret police, the Tonton Macoute, the novel explores the political suppression and terrorism through the figure of an … Continue reading

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Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism

“The Prairie Fire Organizing Committee is an activist group whose members advocate the overthrow of the current capitalist system as the only solution to racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and imperialism. … The Prairie Fire Organization began in 1975. It sprang … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. “The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar … Continue reading

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The Pump House Gang – Tom Wolfe (1968)

“The Pump House Gang is a 1968 collection of essays and journalism by Tom Wolfe. The stories in the book explored various aspects of the counterculture of the 1960s. The most famous story in the collection, from which the book … Continue reading

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