Scott's Book Review



Shakespeare’s Language

Frank Kermode

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think


What makes Shakespeare the greatest dramatist/poet, period? This masterpiece of literary criticism and elucidation will tell you what. It is, in itself, a...

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The Philosophy of History

Mark Day

Egghead Choice - Crack open for a hard boiled think


The words ‘history’ and ‘past’ are often used inter-changeably. There is, though, a proper technical distinction. The past is...

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The Idea of the Holy

Rudolph Otto

Spirit Matters - reaching for the Divine


A classic of religious philosophy, The Idea of the Holy (1917) by Rudolph Otto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_Otto) has been revered by generations of...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

William James

Spirit Matters - Reaching for the Divine


When William James (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_james) went to the University of Edinburgh in 1901 to deliver a series of lectures on ‘natural...

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Dark Witch

Nora Roberts

Fantastic Fiction - Escapes to other places and other times


Ever popular Nora Roberts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nora_Roberts) has a new offering. The summary is as follows. With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan...

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