rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Apr. 16th, 2017 06:26 pm)
The Curse of Cash )The Shakespeare Riots )Nigel Cliff, The Shakespeare Riots: Late nineteenth-century Americans and Britons were pretty serious about their Shakespeare. Both claimed him as their inheritance, and most of the book is taken up describing the cultural role of Shakespearean actors and Shakespeare’s plays in the period; it ends in a big riot because of anti-British feeling in New York played out through the bodies of two actors in competing presentations and with competing acting styles, the more emotional and physical American versus the more thoughtful Briton.

The Vaccine Race )

Nation Without Borders )
Everglades )Nursing war stories )Theresa Brown, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives: Everyone likes war stories, right? These are ordinary stories from an oncology floor at a teaching hospital, with small victories, small losses, petty patients and graceful ones. If you really like medical stories, this will please, but not otherwise.

Actual war stories )

Bellevue )

von Humboldt )
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
( Jul. 11th, 2004 09:55 pm)
The personal )

The political )

The prose )
Iain Banks, Dan Brown, Harlan Coben, Jasper Fforde, Laurell K. Hamilton, Diana Wynne Jones, David Lodge, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Joss Whedon, sf and horror anthologies, and ancient Japanese poets.

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