Arts & Culture BooksFranklin FreemanApril 24, 2020
He is most well known for inventing the light bulb and the phonograph, but Thomas Edison patented 1,093 "machines, systems, processes, and phenomena.” In 1881, Edmund Morris writes, Edison was “executing, on average, one new patent every four days.”
Arts & Culture BooksFranklin FreemanOctober 25, 2019
The fear of deceit was the foundation of Orwell’s work.
Arts & Culture BooksFranklin FreemanNovember 29, 2018
Dubus was an irascible, loyal, loving, smoking, hard-drinking, hard-punching, tender man, who demanded much of himself and others.
Arts & Culture BooksFranklin FreemanNovember 01, 2017
Three recent books on Thoreau, prompted by the the 200th anniversary of his birth, deepen our understanding of him.
BooksFranklin FreemanSeptember 15, 2016
The central insight of David Walsh’s book is that “the person is transcendence."
BooksFranklin FreemanOctober 02, 2014
I rsquo ve heard it said hurt people hurt If anyone was ever hurt as a child not physically but emotionally it was Tennessee Williams His mother Edwina rsquo s denial did the hurting denial she turned into an art form which her son turned into art And John Lahr senior drama critic of The Ne