While this book isn't a history of Nazi Germany or of the GDR, it does provide a historical glimpse into both societies.
Carmen Boullosa has done us a great service, and provided us a marvelously good read.
History is a curious thing, full of drama, intrigue, plot twists, misadventures. Howard "Stretch" Johnson's memoir is similarly curious.
There's no shortage of creativity out there. It's simply a matter of whether it's being repressed. And it is - in the interest of profit. Another effect of capitalism.
The holidays are upon us in earnest. It's an ideal time to put down the smartphone or iPad and curl up with a good book.
"Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art."
Carsick will keep readers entertained, presenting what it's really like these days to hitchhike across the United States.
"Capital in the 21st Century" has almost had the effect of a tsunami on economic thinking in the U.S. after its translation into English washed up on our monoglot shores.
Many unsung heroes exist in the gay liberation movement across the globe. One of them is the central figure in Ralf Dose's absorbing new short new biography.
Canadian author Farley Mowat, who died on May 12, wrote with humour, keen perception and passionate social commitment, completing over 40 books and numerous articles.