When God Was A Woman

Merlin Stone 1976 302p 5.5 x 8 While most readers of this book are likely familiar with the concepts in the first three chapters, starting with chapter four, ‘The Northern Invaders’, When God Was A Woman goes into details similar to Against His-Story, Against Leviathan! in regards to the first inklings of civilizations, but in … Continue reading When God Was A Woman

Orsinian Tales

Stories Ursula K. Le Guin     1976     240p     MMPB Orsinia . . . a land of medieval forests, stonewalled cities, and railways reaching into the mountains where the old gods dwell. A country where life is harsh, dreams are gentle, and people feel torn by powerful forces and fight to … Continue reading Orsinian Tales

The Anarchists

James Joll 1964 303p 6 x 8 A good over-view of classical anarchism, focusing almost exclusively on europe. Beginning in the late 1700s with William Godwin and continuing on with Proudhon, Kropotkin and Bakunin. Details evolutions and differences in philosophy, the paris commune, russian revolution, spanish civil war, the era of dynamite, etc. $4-10 Other … Continue reading The Anarchists

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco     1980     536p     5 x 8 The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns to the logic of Aristotle, the … Continue reading The Name of the Rose

Amadeus

Peter Shaffer     1979     160p     5 x 8 As a youth Salieri makes a deal with god that if god will make him a great composer, Salieri will lead a chaste life and devote his greatest works to him. Salieri finds success and even a place as a court composer … Continue reading Amadeus

Calibán y la bruja

Mujeres, cuerpo y acumulación originaria Silvia Federici   2004   367p   5 x 8 Marx dice el capitalismo entra en la historia cubierto de sangre desde el recinto de las tierras comunales, la esclavitud de los europeos al salario, y el exterminio y la esclavitud de los africanos y americanos nativos. Foucault observa el mismo period de … Continue reading Calibán y la bruja

Caliban and the Witch

Women, The Body and Primitive Accumulation Silvia Federici     2004     393p     6.5 x 9.5 Marx says that Capitalism comes into the world dripping with blood from the enclosure of common lands, the enslavement of europeans to the wage and the extermination and enslavement of africans and native americans. Foucault looks … Continue reading Caliban and the Witch