Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was inspired by childbirth.
Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red
Unfortunately, not paying attention to race and gender does not make gender-race inequalities go away, precisely because these inequalities are institutionalized and not just ideas in people’s heads.
Today’s banned book is Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which has been banned for sexually explicit content.
Also, read our review “The Journey to Planet X: Margaret Atwood’s In Other Worlds" and her Year in Reading.
ALBINOWSKA - MINKIEWICZOWA Zofia
Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.
When you know who you are, you don’t look to the world to tell you. Similarly, you don’t fear other people since they cannot take anything from you. Your awareness of yourself as you really are is your liberation.
(by Fabrizio Mingarelli)