As stated in the inaugural post to this series, the plan here is simple: The books are selected as I deem fit. I will take requests, but this isn’t an academic exercise, nor is it a curriculum. These posts are
Editor’s note: The following is extracted from Studies and Sketches, by H. H. Asquith (published 1924). An English scholar can hardly undertake a more arduous enterprise than the translation of the “Annals
The book. Not the movie. If you can even call Verhoeven’s bastardization “Starship Troopers” at all. Robert A. Heinlein is an increasingly controversial figure in recent years, moreso than he was in his lifetime.
Edgar Allan Poe–favorite poet of goth teenagers, Lovecraftian horror fans, and other denizens of fine non-chain coffee-shops all across the fruited plain. Poet and author, he was inventor of what became the