Monthly Archives: June 2011

The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton

This book was fantastic. The subtleties of human emotion and social interaction that Wharton captured were really breathtaking for me. I sympathized with Lily Bart from the beginning, despite her materialism and privilege, because she was so vibrant and talented. … Continue reading

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Living My Life, Emma Goldman

I just finished Volume II of EG’s autobiography. If I had to describe it in one word: epic. Her life reads like a sitcom, political drama, and personal tragedy all rolled into one. Yet she is neither melodramatic nor self-effacing. … Continue reading

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