Book Reviews

Salman Rushdie. The Religion Of Celebrity

A strobe-light procession of events and a constantly shifting narrative perspective conspire to constantly change the "ground beneath" the reader's feet in the opening chapter of Salman Rushie's new book The Ground Beneath Her Feet.

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The Hidden Medium of the Modern Workplace: Speculations On The Digital Economy

Richard Sennett's short new book The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (Norton, 1998) explores the disorienting effects of the modern workplace.

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A Better Place Than Paradise

Good Will, a novella by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley, is about that longing in all of us for a sense of wholeness or completion.

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Marshall McLuhan. The Medium and the Light: Reflections on Religion

One of the greatest intellectual voyages of the twentieth century began with the study of an obscure but vigorous Elizabethan pamphleteer named Thomas Nashe.

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The Secrets Of Harry Potter

The four Harry Potter books that have recently taken the American publishing industry by storm are part of a projected seven-volume British fairy tale series about magic, individuation, and the mundus imaginalis.

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