E. Barnhill

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Location: New York, NY USA


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Midlife Crisis at 30: How the Stakes Have Changed &hellip by Lia Macko
I thought this was not only the best women's-issues book I have read in a long time but a book that spoke to me as a man very effectively too. The authors do an extremely impressive and insightful analysis of the issues touching 30 year olds (I am 30) today. They capture many different dimensions and never take an easy or partisan way out. Their conclusions and recommendations for actions will appeal to a very broad range of people in a wide swath of their lives. If nothing else, this book will be worth it for the drop in your blood pressure as you realize how many of your deepest worries are both pandemic and manageable.
The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic &hellip by Virginia I. Postrel
With her latest book Virginia Postrel once again wades into an area of intellectual study in which conventional wisdom has sorted the debate into convenient, pat, and yet ultimately unsatisfying dualities - superficial versus substantive, authentic versus phony, the "purely artistic" versus the "crudely commercial" - and proceeds to use her keen eye and open mind to assemble facts and theories that have the power to stand the debate on its head.
In "The Substance of Style" Postrel chronicles, explains, and ponders what she perceives as "the rise of aesthetic value". She first recounts, through an array of statistics, media reports, and other evidence, what she perceives as a rapidly… Read more
Cello Concerto/Medea ~ Barber
Wendy Warner has long been a champion of this thorny concerto and gave its premiere in Barber's hometown of Philadelphia. She has an extraordinary grasp of its deeply American lyricism. At the Naxos price this is a fabulous find.