Archive: November 15, 2009 - November 21, 2009

Macbeth and other guilty souls in literature

In his book "Guilt: The Bite of Conscience," published by Stanford University Press in October, Herant Katchadourian explores the many manifestations of guilt across disciplines, religions and philosophies. Here, Katchadourian, emeritus professor of psychiatry and human biology at Stanford University, assesses the role of guilt in literature. GUEST BLOGGER: Herant...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 20, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

A chance encounter -- and a literary delight

By Dennis Drabelle Here's why bookstores will always be important to me. Last week, on a visit to Philadelphia, I stopped in at the Book Trader, a roomy secondhand store on Second Street, looking for something to read, wanting to be surprised. While browsing the fiction shelves, I noticed "Chad...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 19, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Wrath of Capt. Sully, manly titles, Supreme Court's Cuba book decision, an attorney's tale of DC sniper

Capt. Sullenberger vs. William Langewiesche on landing in the Hudson. ... Best books for boys and young men. ... Supreme Court declines to enter fray over Cuba book. ... Attorney plans book on D.C. sniper. ... Must-read social media books. ...Google, Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers submit new...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 18, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sin, Redemption and the State

So you've sinned. Now what? Gary A. Anderson, a professor in the Department of Theology at Notre Dame, may have an answer for you. In his book "Sin: A History," published by Yale University Press in September, Anderson explores the roots of sin and atonement. Hint: help the poor. But...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 17, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fort Hood and the invisibility of Arab Americans

A memorial to the victims of the Fort Hood shooting stands on the grounds of Casa Del Norte, the apartment complex where the gunman Maj. Nadil Malik Hasan lived in Killeen, Texas. (Eli Meir Kaplan/Getty Images) The Fort Hood shootings have re-ignited conversation about the place of Arab and...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 16, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (14)

 

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