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

November 30, 2010

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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

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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

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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 […]