Issue #298: featuring "Lost in Thought" and the very first Pulitzer winner for history
I just found my long lost boxed set of Bruce Catton. I remember reading and enjoying the books immensely during a summer when my dad got me a job cleaning corporate airplanes. Since the aircraft were mostly in use, there was a lot of time for reading!
The other books sound fascinating. I long have wondered why so many seem to have consigned reading to the same cultural space as symphonies, operas, and the like. Thanks for the recommendations.
I've ordered the Zena Hitz book! Can't wait to check it out.
I was already interested in lost in thought and this article sealed it on my TBR. Loving your work.
Thank you for these reviews. "Lost in Thought" had been on my radar, but now I'm moving it to the top of my TBR.
Also, the fact that there is a "great amount of privilege in even being able to scrutinize the uses of leisure time" is a feature, not a bug of capitalism. If you need to work to live, then work becomes your only focus and that only benefits the people profiting from your labor. But now my Marxism is showing...
Good article this week on leisure that is related to this topic.