Every time, I think oh boy, not because I dont admire Lees work (I do) but because I have generally have enough to read as it is, but then curiosity gets the best of me and I open the document and start scrolling and find it difficult to stop. His latest book, which also seemed to come out of nowhere, arrived in the mail a couple months ago; I devoured it nearly in one sitting.
At the very beginning of Father and Son, as writer Marcos Giralt Torrente embarks on his first nonfiction project, he quotes Amos Oz, who writes, he who seeks the heart of the tale in the space between the work and its author is mistaken: the place to look is not the terrain between text and writer but between text and reader.
Welcome to Area X: a secluded stretch of Nowhere U.S.A. formerly known as the forgotten coast. The land has been invaded by an alien organism.
In an Event, writes popular Slovenian philosopher Slavoj iek, things not only change, what changes is the very parameter by which we measure the facts of change. A natural interpreter of human civilization, iek lays a framework for thinking about important change with his new book, Event: A Philosophical Journey Through a Concept.
The National Football League has been intensely scrutinized in its opening weeks this season, mostly due to grossly mishandling the domestic violence case of Ray Rice. It is rare for Americas most popular sport to be so openly and passionately attacked. It is also the ideal intellectual and philosophical climate for Steve Almonds new book, Against Football: One Fans Reluctant Manifesto.