Dennis Hettinger

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E. E. Cummings: A Life

<b>As</b> a poet whose reputation has waxed and waned with regularity in the fifty-plus years after his death, there’s a certain uneasiness to E. E. …

All Quiet on the Western Front

• <b>Author:</b> Erich Maria Remarque & Arthur Wesley Wheen<p><b>Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I.</b><p><i>I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death,</i> …

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

• <b>Author:</b> Nicholas Carr<p>Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate<br>“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into …

What the Dog Saw

• <b>Author:</b> Malcolm Gladwell<p>What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century?<br>In the past …

Bookworms Do It Better: 12 Compelling Reasons to Read More Books

The more books you read, the better your life will be. If you don’t believe me, please consider these twelve compelling reasons to read more books.<p>1. …

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28 Books You Should Read If You Want To

Earlier this month Amazon released a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. It joins <i>Esquire’s</i> 80 Books Every Man Should Read, <i>The Telegraph’s</i> 100 …