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In this compact critical biography, Gary Westfahl examines everything from the famed science fiction writer’s British childhood through his last years on the island of Sri Lanka. Read more

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For American science fiction fans unfamiliar with authors writing in languages other than English, this essay collection provides an illuminating introduction as it investigates the work of 12 authors from 11 nations. Read more

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D. Harlan Wilson has written a compelling study of the often dystopian work of English novelist, short-story and science fiction writer J.G. Ballard, author of “Empire of the Sun.” Read more

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In this illustrated monograph, architecture professor Thomas Leslie examines the architecture of the Italian artist-engineer who was called a “poet of concrete.” Read more

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History professor Louis Moore reconstructs a lost prize-fighting subculture. Read more

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music history, rock history, reggae, soul music, R&B, gospel music, musician biographies, Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History, Voyageur Press, Richie Unterberger, Don’t Give Your Heart to a Rambler: My Life with Jim... Read more

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John Rodden spends altogether too many words defending the existence of his slender book, Of G-Men and Eggheads: The FBI and the New York Intellectuals, which investigates FBI surveillance of three prominent midcentury intellectuals: Lionel... Read more

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Although Alfred Bester wrote a batch of much admired science fiction stories and novels, including The Demolished Man (1952) and The Stars My Destination (1957), many within the genre viewed him as an outsider. In his compact biography, Alf... Read more

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The boundaries of film noirremain contentious, especially when considering what to include in the canonand what to omit. Likewise, the end date for the genre’s “classic era.” Despitethe evidence of great noirs from the 19.. Read more

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Music makes a great gift and has become more than a stocking stuffer, given the bulk of the career-spanning LP-CD box sets being released. This article canvasses some recently released CD-LP box sets as well as some newly published music-re... Read more

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PaulThomas Anderson was routinely classed with the generation of post-StevenSoderbergh indie filmmakers that emerged in the ‘90s. But as George Toleswrites in Paul Thomas Anderson , the director’s “stronger, more importanta.. Read more

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Cole Porter’s best songs achieved a perfect marriage of words and music, combining lyrical wit and sympathy with sophisticated harmonies, melodies and rhythms. The essays collected in A Cole Porter Companion get beyond the songwriter’s admi... Read more

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Whatlink could exist between Charlie Chaplin and Iggy Pop? Don’t forget: Pop gainedprominence in a band called The Stooges, which suggests a chain of cause andeffect. In Slapstick Modernism: Chaplin to Kerouac to Iggy Pop (published.. Read more

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In Mussolini’s Army in the French Riviera: Italy’s Occupation of France, Emanuele Sica from Canada’s Royal Military College examines Italy’s World War II adventure in France and finds an army whose men were eager to fraternize with the nati... Read more

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Part two of Roger Daniels’ magisterial examination of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945, recounts a familiar story. FDR cautiously inched the U.S. toward World War II by supporting the Weste... Read more

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