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Review: Zama by Antonio de Benedetto

This book was originally published in Spanish in 1956 and this English version has been translated by Esther Allen.

My Review:
Don Diego de Zama is a clerk serving the Spanish monarchy in a remote town in Paraguay at the end of the eighteenth century.  1,001 more words

Literature In Translation

Now Voyager (1942) starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid & Claude Rains


The untold want, by life and land ne’er granted,

Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.  

-From the poem The Untold Want… 189 more words


Dig Through The Archives Of A Closed Developer

(Source: kotaku.com)

Infocom, founded in 1979, were one of the great studios of the early days of PC gaming, responsible for classics like the Zork series. 175 more words


Eyewitness Recollections in Greco-Roman Biography versus the Anonymity of the Gospels

In the genre of Greco-Roman biography (as well as historiography) ancient authors did not always name all of their oral or written sources, and there were no footnotes in the literature of the period. 2,116 more words


36 Hours (1964) starring James Garner

In this psychological war-drama an Army Major is captured by the Germans during World War II. They attempt to brainwash him into believing the war is over and that he is safe in an Allied hospital, so that he will divulge Allied invasion plans. 239 more words


The Classic Vampire: Count Dracula

Here’s another classic I knew nothing about.  All I knew about vampires was from today’s pop culture (Buffy, Twilight, Hotel Transylvania…).  I know, it was pathetic, which was why I took it upon myself to finally read the original. 266 more words

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The Classics Book Tag

I’ve never done a book blog tag before (or even seen one until Shannon from Reflections of a Reader kindly tagged me!) but I love classics, so this one seemed right up my street… 1,243 more words