Category Archives: essays

The Meaning of Human Existence

The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson 2013 / 208 pages read by Jonathan Hogan 5h 6m rating – 8.5  / nonfiction – science philosophy (I both read and listened to this one) Read for the All-Nonfiction reading … Continue reading

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Letters From Four Seasons

Letters From Four Seasons by Alistair Cooke  (England) 1978 / 60 pages rating – 8 / travel-seasons Very short little book about the seasons in different parts of the country (with a bit in England.)   Cooke starts with Spring … Continue reading

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Slouching Toward Bethlehem

Slouching Toward Bethlehem by Joan Didion 1968 / 256 pages audio / Diane Keaton / 6h 53m rating – 7 I’ve wanted to read this since probably 1968 (when I heard of it) but the book and I were never … Continue reading

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Doctor Zhivago: A Critical Companion

Doctor Zhivago: A Critical Companion by Edith W. Clowes Northwestern Critical Companions to Russian Literature 1995 – 169 pages Rating 8.5 An examination of several issues which come into play for the post-Soviet Western reader of Doctor Zhivago. Included are … Continue reading

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