Mark D Swartz

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Mark’s Review of Thomas Wolfe’s Kingdom Of Speech

My rating: 3 of 5 stars. Sorry. Eloquently argued, though tendentious to the point of screed. Thomas Wolfe eviscerates the theories of Charles Darwin (evolution based on natural selection) and Noam Chomsky (linguistics as an innate language acquisition device that produces a universal grammar). An Informative Lecture I love how it started out, though. As …

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Book Review: “The Hypnotist” by Sarah Sheard

The Hypnotist, a novel by Sarah Sheard

The Hypnotist is the first book I read by Toronto psychotherapist and author Sarah Sheard. It was back in 2001, at a time when I was contemplating becoming a novelist who, like Sheard, would draw upon their professional experience to inform a book’s plot and themes. I ended up focusing on my nonficton writing instead, until recently. A Novel …

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