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Review: She

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 4

I first read She for a British Imperial Lit course when my workload didn’t allow a leisurely pace. 1,290 more words


Hottentot Venus (2003) and H. Rider Haggard's Hans

The entry point of this blogpost is Barbara Chase-Riboud’s historical novel Hottentot Venus (2003).  It’s the life story of the real Sarah Baartman, the so-called “the Hottentot Venus.” It’s also an immersive tour of turn-of-the-19th-century South Africa, England and France and a staggering work of literature.   793 more words

June 22: Happy Birthday Meryl Streep and Kris Kristofferson

It is Meryl Streep’s 68th birthday today.  It has become almost a cliche to describe her as “the best actress of her generation,” but it is also very hard to dispute such a characterization when it is applied to someone with twenty (!) Oscar nominations in acting categories (no one else has ever had more than twelve).  1,368 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

H. Rider Haggard

Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten. ― H. Rider Haggard, She. (Oxford University Press, October 22, 1998) Originally published 1887.


Pre-PulpFest/FarmerCon To Read List

We are six weeks out from my trip to Mars (Barsoom), Pennsylvania, for PulpFest and FarmerCon.  This year, my homestretch is weighted towards hero stories, lost races & worlds, and authors whom I’m actually likely to meet: 894 more words

OTD d. H. Rider Haggard - 12 quotes & how to survive reading in the modern era

Today is the anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925). Haggard was a Norfolk born English writer famous for his adventure stories, but he also wrote non fiction. 915 more words


Solomon Kane

The pulp series continues.

Apart from of Howard’s work in the Cthulhu Mythos of his friend H. P. Lovecraft, the first full book I read of Howard’s was this. 2,536 more words

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