Madame Bovary

About a week ago, I finished reading Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (translated by Geoffrey Wall). Perhaps a handful of years ago I would have refused to read about a tragic romantic who is bored with country-living and becomes an adulterer. Well, I decided to try to understand the character and the author. As far as [...]

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The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Not too long ago, I finished reading Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The only reason it ended up in my hands was that my mother-in-law's father had already read it, and it was supposed to be a gift for him; therefore, why not ask Jackie if she [...]