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What I’ve Been Reading: Searching for Twain on Cyber Monday

November 30, 2010


Christopher Hitchens, one of the world’s famous atheists,  squared off with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to debate whether or not religion was a force for good in the world. Tony Blair took up the side of God, while Hitchens, author of “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” and who, with cancer of […]

2010 National Book Award Winners

November 18, 2010


This year’s winners of the National Book Awards were announced last night. Fiction Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (McPherson & Co.) Nonfiction Patti Smith, Just Kids (Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) Poetry Terrance Hayes, Lighthead (Penguin Books) Young People’s Literature Kathryn Erskine, Mockingbird (Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Tom Wolfe was presented with the […]

Hispanic Literature & Culture Catalogue

November 9, 2010


The catalogue on Hispanic Literature & Culture is completed — though it will continue to be a work in progress as new works are added. I made the editorial decision to create an annotated catalogue providing a description/review of each title (unless I couldn’t find one).  In the process, I actually learned quite a bit […]