Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Around the World in 80 Books by David DamroschNonfiction432 pagesPublished: November 16, 2021 by Penguin Publishing Group In January 2020, David Damrosch was developing a plan. He was going to follow in the footsteps of Jules Verne's legendary hero, Phileas Fogg, and travel around the world and in so doing, reflect on the books he … Continue reading Book Review: Around the World in 80 Books

Top Five Friday: Top Five Works of World Literature

Though my 2018 Read the World Challenge isn't going so well, I've enjoyed most of the books I've read by authors from outside the US/UK. Discovering how other cultures tell stories and what elements of story they find important has opened my eyes to the varied and wonderful methods of storytelling. So without further ado, … Continue reading Top Five Friday: Top Five Works of World Literature

Goodreads Monday: Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade

Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade by Assia Djebar Historical Fiction 256 pages Published 1985 From Goodreads: In this stunning novel, Assia Djebar intertwines the history of her native Algeria with episodes from the life of a young girl in a story stretching from the French conquest in 1830 to the War of Liberation of the 1950s. … Continue reading Goodreads Monday: Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade