Don't toss out the cake and candles just yet. Philip Roth, who, among other notable achievements, changed the way Americans laugh about masturbation, celebrates his birthday on March 19th. Check out: I Married a Communist and Operation Shylock.
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Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.
In 1949, Americans were poised on the edge of a golden age of seeming prosperity and peace. Everyone had a job, the middle class was expanding, television brought wonders into living rooms, and every night at five o'clock, cocktails tinkled in their glasses. But Robert Clark uncovers the reality behind the illusion, as the MacEwan family, in the depth of winter, realizes how fragile that prosperity and the ties that hold family together are, acknowledging the moral ambiguities of American culture
When Ian and Nancy Lanigan purchased an old but well-maintained house deep in the Pennsylvania woods, they were sure they found their dream home. The sellers warned them it was haunted, but they only laughed. Later, they were to find out the entire woods were haunted. But still, the property was valuable, so valuable that developers were willing to kill to get it. The Lanigan's reeled under the assault against them. The help they needed came from an unusual and unreal source, the haunted woods.
"Could have been so much better"
Culminating in the author's own conversion to the Catholic Church, this thought-provoking book documents five centuries of his family's spiritual evolution. When Henry VIII broke with the Roman Catholic Church at the end of the Middle Ages, Robert Clark's ancestors went with him. A more recent relative, a cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson, added Transcendentalism to the Clark legacy. Using a genealogy more colorful than most, Robert Clark has created an insightful, historically rich autobiography.
From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, and John D. MacDonald all got their start in Black Mask. The urban crime stories that appeared in Black Mask helped to shape American culture. Modern computer games, films, and television are rooted in the fiction popularized by the magazine.
Auf Traversan, das zum Kristallimperium gehört, wird eine uralte Station der Meister der Insel entdeckt. Eine archäologische Sensation von höchster Brisanz, so dass Atlan persönlich nach Traversan reist. Doch dann geschieht das unglaubliche: Atlan wird durch diese Anlage in die Vergangenheit geschleudert und gerät mitten in einen tödlichen Konflikt zwischen dem Sonnenkur Pyrius Bit und den damaligen Bewohnern von Traversan, die die gewaltige Steuerlast nicht mehr tragen wollen.