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This review is for The Madwoman in the Attic by Gilbert and Gubar. Goodreads had a glitch in its system. The authors examine themes such as starvation and isolation in the works of Austen, Shelley, the Brontes and other Victorian (female) writers. They discuss the overwhelming anxiety of an almost exclusively male literary heredity (emphasized still more by Hopkinss theory of literary paternity). They seem to have a special penchant for Austen, whose works are given the most attention, but whose...
Aurora is another entry in Kim Stanley Robinson's series of novels about the habitation of the solar system - but this one goes well beyond the Solar System, as it tells the story of a generation starship sent to colonise the Tau Ceti system - an old science fiction trope, but handled with Kim Stanley Robinson's usual close attention to both the practicalities and the politics of such endeavours.[return][return]In my experience, people who read Robinson's work are sharply divided into those who
Very enjoyable read, if a little long. It was interesting to get the perspective of how ordinary German civilians had to live throughout the war. It was also interesting to understand how the Nazis kept control of everybody, and how difficult any resistance would be with snitchers, janitors (whose job was to keep any eye on all the residents in a building) and the constant fear of being denounced by a neighbour or enemy. I didn't know about the Winter Fund, which was a fake charity, used to fund...
An interesting little book about baseball in American literary and folkloric culture that would be more interesting if written today; the references to "Negroes" and, at one point, a "Negress," are off-putting in this context. Also some of the terminology of the game which he uses is no longer in circulation. Obviously, this is all a strange criticism in a way, he was writing using the vernacular of the time, but it's really hard to ignore now. Anyhow, it's worth a read, don't get me wrong, I en...
Great piece of literature. Really interesting way of keeping the reader blind to very key pieces of information that would allow for easier identification of potential threats and climaxes. Really enjoy RLS and look forward to reading more of his work.
The book is a series of jokes that have been told by Joel Osteen. Some jokes were funny and some were not. It all depends on your humor. Personally, I would not tell any of these jokes from the pulpit. Overall, this is a decent book.
enjoyed the second book in the series. love british humour.
Weak, not one of her best.
A mini version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Not too bad.
The ongoing saga of Bailey and Cody seems to be coming to an end, but I never give up hope that they'll end up together.
Good series, early medical practice vs natural herbs
Amusing and worth seeking out.