Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work.
Brilliant, and hugely influential. The Stranger, Albert Camus. Coders at Work, Peter Seibel. A book of fifteen interviews with famous hackers and computer scientists. There is lots of wisdom in here: Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri. Six Easy Pieces, Richard Feynman.
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: How Fiction Works, James Wood. I recommend this to any amateur reader or writer of fiction. It gives you a great toolbox for thinking about the craft — and it'll make you a better reader.
Envisioning Information, Edward Tufte.
Learned Hand was a beautiful expositor, and a crystal-clear thinker. One of the great minds of his century.
Junk Mail, Will Self. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Read it with an eye toward Feynman's disposition, his particular way of thinking — concretely, simply, with a hard reflex against the illusion of understanding. The Human Stain, Philip Roth.
The polemic in those first few pages scared me, but this develops into a fascinating character study, and a suspenseful story. Gang Leader for a Day, Sudhir Venkatesh. The Road, Cormac McCarthy. Wise Choices, Apt Feelings: Disappointing except for "Centering", which was excellent.
There is lots of interesting info about how the show works: The expanded book version of this wonderful essay on mathematics education. Look at the Birdie, Kurt Vonnegut. The Catcher in the Rye, J.
Reading this in high school probably ruins it. It's not Salinger's best — that's Franny and Zooey, I think — but it's still excellent. Worry less about the symbolic significance of that red hunting cap or those ducks in Central Park, and more about Holden's psychology, the what-it-is-like to think like him, the complexities and consequences of his attitude.
Occasionally it's fun and probably healthy to read about essentially perfect people, like the Duke Paul Maud'Dib. Otherwise this is as realistic and careful a work of world-building science fiction I've encountered. I particularly liked "Science Fiction", "Excelsior!
We're Going to the Moon! I bet all of these essays and talks could be found online. The Little Schemer, Daniel P.guide & complete checklist, or bibliography of all books published by the limited editions club: - Hiroshima John Hersey.
The following entry presents criticism on Hersey's nonfiction book Hiroshima (). See also John Hersey Criticism (Volume 1), and Volumes 2, 7, Hersey is probably.
The bombing of Hiroshima was one of many horrific events that occurred in World War II and in human history. World War II was a pivotal time, and only in the present are we able to look back and reflect on the event with a critical eye.
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1 Hiroshima By John Hersey Chapter One A Noiseless Flash At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, on August 6, , Japanese time, at the moment when the atomic bomb flashed above.