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Written in Blood (Forensic Handwriting Mystery #2)
Generally the book was well written...written, not organized. There were a number of items left hanging, either unexplained, or as things worked out,...more
Dec 24, 2009
Jan 06, 2010
This is an excellent extension/addition/enhancement of the original. Perhaps enhancement is best. It is more than simply additions,linked here and the...more
Mar 2009
Jul 19, 2009
The Poetry of Jane Austen and the Austen Family
The quality of the verse was less than I might expect. But it was of interest to a reader curious about home life and activities of educated persons a...more
Sep 2009
Sep 13, 2009
The Agony and the Ecstasy
I read this book about 45 years ago. I hope my memory is accurate about having liked it; my memory is certainly not specific enough to write a decent...more
Jan 1964
Jul 20, 2009
When Words Fail: Poems
This is an excellent collection of poems, especially for a first book. Her wit, experience, and intelligence show through on nearly every page.
I espec...more
Dec 2009
Jan 06, 2010
Out Of The Earth I Sing; Poetry and Songs of Primitive Peoples of the World
Very interesting juxtapositions of similar matter from widely divergent geographical areas.
The objects chosen for illustration are intriguing and, aga...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
If This Be Treason
A very strong hook pulled the reader right in at the beginning. Good descriptive passages. Intricate and clever plot twists and surprises at the very...more
Jul 2009
Jul 26, 2009
William Blake: Selected Poetry and Prose (Routledge English Texts)
Excellent introduction and notes.
Punter has modernized the punctuation making the texts more accessible.
The lack of the illustrative paintings is impo...more
Jul 2009
Jul 22, 2009
To Be the Poet (William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization)
More about her intent to become a poet than how to do so, or even how she attempted to do so.
Interesting peripheral information about growing up Asia...more
Jan 02, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa
Wonderful poems, therefore probably, translations.
Excellent incidental information on form, history; and on schools and style.
I have probably read it...more
Jun 2009
Jul 05, 2009
The Composer Is Dead
Very clever! it was a blast!!
I am in a family of punners and musicians and wordplay
And, perhaps the best reason for reading it, it was recomm...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 14, 2009
The Case of the Dowager's Etchings
Not particularly well-written. It has a feeling of not being finished. Especially annoying: the contrived delay in communications between woman and gr...more
Jul 2009
Jul 26, 2009
A Poetry Handbook
The copy I read is a first ed. with much the same data; but, only 130 pp. "A Harvest Original" pub. Harcourt, Inc.
A clear exposition of useful materia...more
Jul 2009
Jul 13, 2009
The Moment of Wonder; a collection of Chinese and Japanese Poetry
A nice mixture of the two groups. Many of the Chinese poets who were referred to by Basho.
Some translations not as graceful as they might be. But, sti...more
Jun 29, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
Yours If You Ask
This is okay if what you want is occasional thoughts that may jumpstart your own thinking.
If you're looking for poetry, forget it...It's feel good thi...more
Jul 06, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
The Pushcart Prize VIII: Best of the Small Presses
Excellent! Only to be expected of material selected from such good sources. I was especially impressed with the poetry; but, that was my first interes...more
Jun 28, 2009
Jun 29, 2009
Lust for Life
If my memory serves, it was more novel than biography; however, the use of letters gives some basis in fact---if not interpreted too broadly.
Jan 1952
Jul 20, 2009
Ten Foot Square Hut and Tales of the Heike
I should probably have given it five stars had it been only the Ten Foot Square Hut which I have read and re-read many times.
Jan 1977
Jul 05, 2009
The Week-End Library
A broad range of subjects and authors. Truly a book for a weekend visit to the country...especially if it might rain.
not set
Jul 18, 2009
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
Interesting. Very fragmented. Occasional intriguing phrases...perhaps good prompts I think.
Jun 2009
Jun 29, 2009
Sure Signs: New and Selected Poems
He continually comes up with verbal surprises --- very apt phrases to illustrate his thoughts.
Jul 05, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
The Little Zen Companion
A variety of authors over time and geography.
A sampler...look for a 'thought for the day'
Jan 2006
Jul 05, 2009
Leven en Werken van de Kabouter
Very amusing. You'd better get it from the art (or have a Dutch son-in-law at your elbow).
Jan 1995
Jul 20, 2009
Buddha's Little Instruction Book
A read through is not very exciting. Just skim for the thought that suits you today.
Jan 1995
Jul 05, 2009
Mr. Darcy's Daughters
A charming imaginative extension with some dysjunctures in certain characters.
Jun 2009
Jul 18, 2009
An English Murder
A good, traditional, snowbound English country house mystery.
Jan 2007
Jun 30, 2009
Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings
Strange and interesting...more as artifact than art.
Jan 1983
Jul 20, 2009
The Family of Man
Marvelous! Thought-provoking; tear- and laugh-provoking.
Jan 1955
Jul 20, 2009
Rose in Bloom (Yearling Classic)
Should be read in youth (a long way back for me)
Jan 2008
Jul 18, 2009
The Helga Pictures
Was there some question of balancing the artistic life with current respectability? The pictures were interesting...perhaps more 'pretty' than deep.
Jan 1985
Jul 20, 2009
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