THE BOOK OF LOVE by Roger Rosenblatt

January 25, 2015

Roger Rosenblatt discussed his book, The Book of Love: Improvisations of a Crazy Little Thing, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

An award-winning writer of essays, plays, fiction, and memoirs, Rosenblatt brings his literary dexterity into full play with this series of “improvisations” on love. Setting the themes with song lyrics, Rosenblatt considers all species of love and composes both fictional scenarios and tender letters to a real “you,” his wife of half a century.

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ISBN: 9780062349439
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Published: Ecco - January 19th, 2016


October 24, 2014

Azar Nafisi spoke about her book, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books, at Politics & Prose on Friday October 24, 2014.

Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don’t care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels—The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others—she invites us to join her as citizens of her “Republic of Imagination,” a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

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ISBN: 9780143127789
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2015

THE SENSE OF STYLE by Steven Pinker

October 12, 2014

Steven Pinker spoke about his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century , at Politics & Prose on Sunday October 12, 2014.

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn’t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.

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ISBN: 9780143127796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 22nd, 2015