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- “How to Live Without Irony” by Christy Wampole, Opinionator – A New York Times Blog, November 17, 2012, VS. “Sincerity, Not Irony, Is Our Age’s Ethos” by Jonathan D. Fitzgerald, The Atlantic, November 20, 2012 – Irony and sincerity in mortal combat.
The Book Stack
- Elena Gorokhova, A Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir, New York, Simon & Schuster, 2010 – A heartfelt, detailed memoir of growing up in the 1960’s Soviet Union.
- Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics – Reprint Edition, 1999 (1978) – Hard to get into, hard to get out of.
- Kevin Sampsell, A Common Pornography: A Memoir, New York: Harper Perennial, 2010 – Stories from a life in a small Pacific Northwest town.
Do you have any recommendations for readings about America, immigration, or Central/Eastern Europe? Please share in Comments.