Its dust jacket declares Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Measuring the World to be “this season’s The Name of the Rose“. I find a closer affinity between the German novel (translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway) and Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Eco’s The
In these days of economic recession, with unemployment figures at new highs, it’s outrageous that capable American workers can be thrown out of their jobs just because of the way that they prefer to get sexual pleasure in their private time.
Unfortunately, there are some people in power whose subjective lens has been knocked off balance. Among those is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.