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andrew-q-lam's picture
Sep.13.2012
  New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: Sep 13, 2012 SAN FRANCISCO--In 2010 Time Magazine’s prestigious Person of the Year title went to two individuals. While its readers picked Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, Time’s editors picked Mark...
robert-grudin's picture
Jun.06.2012
Boccaccio's Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance (Palgrave Macmillan), which became available at Amazon.com this week, is a new and comprehensive rereading of Boccaccio's masterpiece in the light of its Ciceronian heritage.  Our book owes its existence to almost 40 years of mutual study...
robert-earle's picture
Dec.22.2011
  I must admit that I am something of a sucker for short books by master thinkers of encyclopedic scope. That's a good description of The Future of History by John Lukacs.  It's a dense meditation on the art and practice of history, aligning it more closely with literature than science,...
adele-annesi's picture
Mar.25.2011
Educator, cultural observer and lecturer Perry Huesmann has authored Covenant as Ethical Commonwealth, published by Italian Paths of Culture Press, on the concept of covenant and the possibilities for trust in society. In this guest post, Perry discusses what went into the writing of the book and...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.20.2010
We all read 'em, we all own 'em, but some of what this website tells us about the novel as a literary form may surprise. In The History of the Novel are the following pages:Definition of the Novel which distinguishes the novel from other kinds of prose fictionOrigins of the Novel which explains the...