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July 20, 2004

In the reading blog, a quick comment on Laurie Winn Carlson, A Fever in Salem.

The short version - clever use of medical history to help make sense of cultural history. Not a fully persuasive explanation of the Salem Witch Trials.

EDIT
Add Peter Hoffer, The Devil's Disciples
and Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator

EDIT again
add Roger Zelazny, Chronicles of Amber

I watched the movie last night, read the two Salem books this morning and the Zelazny novels this afternoon while thinking around a construction problem on the revised chapter two. Why yes, I did more skimming than reading today. Why do you ask?

Posted by Red Ted at July 20, 2004 01:59 PM | TrackBack