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Hrvoje Bozicevic

Croatia. * * * * * Croatia is a small book market with much competition, where publishers have to fight to earn their daily living. Their situa- tion became even more precarious at the end of 1997, when the country was beginning to recover from the ravages of war which followed its attainment of

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Gordon Graham

not by choice. Forced migration is a great motivator. When ties with your homeland are cut and you are a stranger in a strange land, you set out from a new beginning to do the things that you know and rebuild the life you have lost. It is impossible to measure the extent of the influence of the

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David M Levy

Genesis, and curiously, it is a d e s c r i p t i o n o f h u m a n b e i n g s , n o t o f w r i t t e n forms. “God formed Adam from the dust of the earth, and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and Adam became a living soul.” The parallel between this mythic event and the creation of actual

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Frances Pinter

, I was twenty-three years old, living in London and working on my PhD dissertation. Perhaps being editor of this-and-that in high school (I grew up in the United States) or organizing anti-Vietnam war demonstrations at universities in New York and London was good preparation. Running a company

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Eric de Bellaigue, Gordon Graham and Richard Abel

157 LOGOS LOGOS 17/3 © LOGOS My Life in Print Michael Zifcak Lothian Books; South Melbourne, Australia; 2006 210 pp hardcover ISBN 0-7344-0879-X A$45 When Michael Zifcak, who was eventually to become one of Australia’s leading bookmen, arrived with his wife Ludmila as an immigrant in Melbourne

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Stephen Horvath and Maurice B Line

practices of book collectors, be they individuals – wealthy and otherwise – or libraries of various kinds. The final work, due in 2003, will be titled Life Beyond Life: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World . The current volume ranges further afield: its apt subtitle, “A Roving Chronicle of Book

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Gordon Graham

race and racial conf lict in American society. 5. Ron Chernow , Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr . (Random House 1998) A superb biography that captures the bizarre mix of religiosity and ruthlessness of America’s most pow- erful creative force. 6. F. Scott Fitzgerald , The Great Gatsby

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Richard Abel

endeavour themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereto. Bacon A list-price/cost-of-living calculus (see "Books, Food and Shelter", LOGOS 3/2) is, at best, a crude, primitive and perhaps even deceptive means of try• ing to come to grips with the delicate and elusive question of the value

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Computer-Generated Fiction in a Literary Lineage

Breaking the hermeneutic contract

Leah Henrickson

author is attempting to communicate a message that is both interesting and understandable. This is the hermeneutic contract: that reading is accepted as a social act wherein the reader receives an interesting and understandable text written by an author motivated by an intent-directed agency. Even a text

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Hazel Bell

of Sherlock Holmes and detective and mystery fiction”. The Wolfe Pack exists for admirers of Rex Stout. * * * * * What motivates people to join literary societies? Locality is one factor. Jane and Stewart Self, while living in Rochester and liking the nov- els of Dickens, felt they could not but join