Tagged: Nonfiction

Lit rec #246: If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” (1854)

Before David Foster Wallace, there was Henry David Thoreau: “Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes”, etc. WALDEN by Thoreau

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Lit rec #220: In the summer of 1991, Darcy Frey — then a 29-year-old freelance writer — ventured into the Coney Island projects, looking for a story. He’d end up spending a season with Abraham Lincoln High School’s storied basketball program and meeting a quartet of marvelous, nearly doomed teenagers — including a 14-year-old phenom named Stephon Marbury. (1994)

Coney Island basketball legends, including a 12 year old Stephon Marbury. Frey followed them for years. THE LAST SHOT by Darcy Frey.

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Lit rec #217: “In the discourse of today’s financial backers of research, the only credible goal is power. Scientists, technicians, and instruments are purchased not to find truth, but to augment power.” (1978)

Slender portable genius. The call for smaller narratives. THE POSTMODERN CONDITION: A REPORT ON KNOWLEDGE by Jean-Francois Lyotard

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