Horizon Books – On Greenwood - closed
Gone now, but here is a taste of what I found about 15 years ago, in which Robert forecasts the future: Read more about Lost Horizons, I
I was listening last night to the first of a series of lectures from the Great Courses catalog, this one on History of the Ancient World (on sale). And one of the first points the lecturer makes is one with which I have long been fascinated and which it is all to easy for most of us to forget. Read more about The Way We Were
on your point of view.
Wise words, I suppose. So let me do a little thinking about Point of View. Or, P.O.V., as we writers say.
Every story that's told is from someone's point of view. Even works of non-fiction are told from the point of view of the writer, who sifts through mounds and mounds of information and selects those pieces that fit, in some crucial way, into the telling of the tale. Everyone from Herodotus to Gibbon to Caro, from Dante to Melville to George R.R. Martin, has a tale to tell. And every one of them has a point of view.
Let's review: Read more about It All Depends
Once again, pressed for time and short on topic, I offer a list of 5 non-fiction books I hope to read sometime during the coming year. Read more about What's On Your List?
Wide World Books and Maps
1911 N. 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
when I visited there over 10 years ago. It seems to have moved around the corner. Wonder if it's changed much. Read more about Where in the World?
I recently finished reading through The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics) , and it wasn't exactly a romp, let me tell you. I bought it while visiting the homes of American literary figures in New England a few years back. Frost at one of Robert Frost's houses. Dickinson, in Amherst. Longfellow in Cambridge. And Emerson - at his home in Concord. And once having bought, I had to read. Read more about Emerson - A Man Before the Verge