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Samir's Critical Corner

I love good writing. Samir's Critical Corner will have reviews on World Literature but you will also find reviews on various subjects like Mathematics or Tai Chi, and on specific niches like Nigerian writers.

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South Sea Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Progress: 122/289 pages

Review: Place and Leisure (AA100 / Book 4)

AA100 The Arts Past and Present - Place and Leisure (Book 4) - Deborah Brunton

The final book on the AA100 course and it focuses heavily on multidisciplinary studies. While most of the chapters were quite boring, at least the angel from which they were approached, like sacred places in Britain such as stonehenge (for religious studies), or ancient Roman villas as places of leisure (architecture and ancient history) etc, there were also some interesting topics like the different schools of thought on leisure between Aristotle and Epicurus (philosophy) and how modern music like the Beach Boys and The Who can be contextualized and analyzed to better understand leisure at the seaside.

All in all, the topics are broad and there's bound to be something that appeals to someone, it's all rather subjective really.



Samir Rawas Sarayji