ShelfLife@Texas February 2009 Blog Archive




Akin, Marla
Molin, Jason
Dietrich, Alicia
Corley, Nyleva
Sinn, Jessica
Blair, Leslie

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CONTENTS: What's on Your Nightstand, Jim Magnuson? – Poetry on the Plaza: The Rossetti Circle – David Mamet to Discuss "The Spanish Prisoner" in Harry Ransom Lecture – The Mystery of the "Victorian Blood Book" – Professor Evaluates Israel's Struggle Against Terrorism – Law Professor to Discuss "The Preemption War" at BookPeople – An Interview with Australian Author Peter Carey – Is Narcissism Destroying Your Marriage? – The Dark Side of Love – Pornography: A Mirror of American Culture? – Literary Marriages from Hell – A Philosopher's Treatise on Love – Review: “Diplomats in Blue” by William Braisted – Irish Studies Reading List – New Book Highlights Work of Photographer Fritz Henle – Alumna Chronicles Her South-of-the-Border Identity Quest – Burnt Orange Britannia – Amazing Rare Maps in the Benson Collection – Visualizing Russia’s Kaleidoscopic History – Mayor Picks "The Septembers of Shiraz" for Book Club – Symposium Celebrates Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" – What's on Your Nightstand, Juliet Walker? – Tracing New Orleans’ Creole History || BOOKS MENTIONED IN CONTENTS: “On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan – “True History of the Kelly Gang” by Peter Carey – “How Fiction Works” by James Wood – “The Savage Detectives” by Roberto Bolano, translated by Natasha Wimmer – “Victorian Blood Book” by Evelyn Waugh – “The Israeli Secret Services and the Struggle Against Terrorism” by Ami Pedahzur – “The Preemption War: When Federal Bureaucracies Trump Local Juries” by Tom McGarity – “Conversational Narcissism in Marriage” by Lisa Leit – “The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill” “The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating” “The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy is as Necessary as Love and Sex” by David Buss – “Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity” by Robert Jensen – “About Love: Reinventing Romance For Our Times” by Robert Solomon – “Diplomats in Blue: U.S. Naval Officers in China, 1922-1933” by William R. Braisted – “Women, Press and Politics During the Irish Revival” by Karen Steele – “The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction” by Ellen Crowell – “Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlands” by Stephanie Elizondo Griest – “Burnt Orange Britannia” by William Roger Louis – “Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture” by Joan Neuberger – “The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer – “The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family” by Annette Gordon-Reed – “The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom” by John Baker – “The Militant South, 1800-1861” by John Hope Franklin – “Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching” by Paula Giddings – “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama” by Gwen Ifill – “Exiles at Home: The Struggle to Become American in New Orleans” by Shirley Thompson

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