Wallace Stevens (2 October, 1879 – 2 August, 1955) was an American poet and an insurance executive.
Dark Territory The Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan is a non-fiction book dealing with new form of warfare which might sound bombastic but is readable
Upton Sinclair (20 September, 1878 – 25 November, 1968) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, who published books in several genres.
In 1936 Mr. Stevens broke his hand while punching the jaw of one Ernest Hemingway.
William Faulkner (25 September, 1897 – 6 July, 1962) was an American writer of plays, short stories, essays, screenplays and novels.
Edith Wharton (24 January, 1862 – 11 August, 1937) was an award winning American writer and designer.
Anne Tyler (25 October, 1941) is an award winning American novelist, born in Minneapolis, MN.
Stacy Schiff provides a new insight into the life of history’s most elusive famous person. Cleopatra is portrayed as an intelligent, educated power broker who knew how to persuade kings to come to her side and her people to support her. This biography tries to separate the woman from the myth.
The book touches on many themes, such as the role Jewish writers and artists played in American pop culture (like it or not comics are American mythology). However, escapism is probably the most important theme, whether it is from Nazi occupied Europe or from one of the characters sexual identity or physical weakness.