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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern - Stephen Greenblatt Greenblatt tells the story of Poggio Bracciolini, a former secretary to a disgraced Pope, who traveled Europe in the 15th century as a "book hunter" seeking out lost classical texts in monastic libraries. While Greenblatt doesn't suggest that the rediscovery of Lucretius' poem "On the Nature of Things" triggered the Renaissance, he does argue that the reintroduction into European thought of the humanistic naturalist Epicurean philosophy found in Lucretius' poem had a profound effect on the giants of the Renaissance such as Giordano Bruno, Montaigne, Thomas Moore, and even Shakespeare.