Joseph Amagliani, Author at The Wise Guise

On the Interconnectedness of Knowledge

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Note: This piece has been adapted into a blog post from an essay I wrote earlier this year; therefore, parts of it are semi-academic in nature. Introduction: “’The weight of knowledge is too great for one mind to absorb.   He saw a time when one man would know only one little fragment, but he would know it well’” – Lee from East of Eden

Books to Watch For: June 2013

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Joseph Amagliani returns to let you know what books to watch out for as you look for some fun reading on vacations this summer.

Books To Watch For: May 2013

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Our resident book expert, Joseph Amagliani, drops by today to share the three books he is most looking forward to for the month of May.

The Vertical Slum

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On the northern tip of the South American continent and the country of Venezuela lies the latter’s capital, Caracas – a city full of culture, commerce, and home to about 2 million citizens.  Much of Caracas is similar to many other major Latin American cities.  Wealth is present, but the well-known areas of the city are the mass slums that exist there.  Caracas is no exception, as slums are most definitely present in this major Venezuelan city. But one slum …

Book Review: Home

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Home.  Good and bad.  Comfort and turbulence.  Stability and volatility.  Clarity and confusion. The wide range of adjectives people use to describe their particular home life merely scratches the surface of just how massive and dynamic a topic this is.  For many, home is a place of rest, a place where comfort and clarity reign.  However, for countless others, home is a blend of strife and unrest.

Book Review: The Yellow Birds

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I wish I could give everyone an intro with the wit and intelligence worthy of a blog that Joseph Williams and Clayton Martin founded and edited; alas, I cannot, so I settle for simplicity.  Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee.  I am in my third year of school, meaning that most would refer to me as a junior.  Although I may be a junior in college by years and experience, …