"A delightfully quirky book....More consistently charming and intelligent than most of us manage to be in a day". San Francisco Chronicle
Jim Paul's playful fiction juxtaposes a weekend in Los Angeles with a capsule history of Western thought. A minor mishap Saturday morning -- tomato juice sloshed on white pants -- jars the narrator into a medieval worldview; by Sunday night he has found new insights "at the edge of the West".
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Maybe not (as he'd be the first to admit), but his doing so makes for a deep dish of brainy historical-cultural entertainment, not only as Jim washes and irons his white pants, goes to dinner and a party with his friends, and to the beach next day, but also as he tells--and ruminates upon- -anecd...| Read Full Review of Medieval in LA (Harvest Book)
People are still, at heart, ""pre-Copernican,"" living ""mostly in the old realm, at the center of our own universe, finding our significance, manifesting our intentions."" Jim, a medievalist by profession, spills tomato juice in his lap on his flight to L.A.| Read Full Review of Medieval in LA (Harvest Book)
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