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"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser

I had this book for a long time, and as always never had time to read it. But when I went for vacation, decided finally to read it when I had time during flights. 144 more words

American Literature

"Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom

Another book by Mitch Albom that made me cry.
“Tuesdays with Morrie” is an unforgettable book. It is a story of a dying man. He was a proffesor with difficult childhood, who learned life and wanted his students to be personalities with kind hearts first of all. 58 more words


"The five people you meet in heaven" by Mitch Albom

Decided to read once again one of my favorite books by Mitch Albom – “The five people you meet in heaven”.
It is a story about a simple man, who died with an idea that his life was worthless. 80 more words


'Hot Ice' by Stuart Dybek

Hot Ice by Stuart Dybek, 1984

The magic trick:

Blending realism with the poetic to create a world of epic beauty

“Hot Ice” is the most perfect story I have ever read. 544 more words


The Renaissance moral ideas of Frank Herbert’s Dune saga

by Bogdan Christian Blascioc

If Christianity, from late antiquity to Renaissance and even further, told us that: ‘Man is the centre and the purpose of the entire creation’, the conceptions were changed with the passing of time and after the scientifical revolution the history witnessed clearer than ever before the shift in anthropological beliefs, everything ending with the current views that stipulate that the world doesn’t have any immanent or transcendent finality and the human species represent just a fortunate accident of nature (from the perspective of humans, of course). 8,497 more words

Science Fiction

Joker Poe, Part 4: The Critic's Laughter

In this series thus far, I have discussed the ways in which Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps best viewed as a literary prankster or practical joker. 1,284 more words

Humor In America


I first came across Sacajawea living in Washington state.  Of course it was her name in a textbook, but I thought it was intriguing that a woman would be willing to travel with a group of men to places she had never been.  610 more words