Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Plague then and now

My current novel is The Plague by Albert Camus, first published, in French, in 1947; I’m 14 pages from the end. It documents the arrival of plague in the Algerian coastal city of Oran (modern Wahran) sometime in the 1940s, … Continue reading

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Hellenistic Astrology by Chris Brennan: forward to the past!

Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune by Chris Brennan My rating: 4 of 5 stars A searching and scholarly reconstruction of astrology as it was originally formulated and practiced in the ancient world, based on study of the … Continue reading

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finding another career for Charles Dickens

The word novelist is a generic one, comprising many and various species of writers before one gets down to the actual individual practitioners. For the kinds of book-length fiction fall along a wide spectrum. A natural way to categorize novelists … Continue reading

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