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Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell
I give this book five stars because (1) it’s Beowulf, (2) it’s Tolkien, and (3) it has a lovely cover. I confess to being thoroughly lost much of the ...more
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
Finding Camlann
Finding Camlann by Sean Pidgeon is, according to the author note, “the product of sixteen years of research, writing, and rewriting, and a lifelong pr ...more
Nov 25, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
I listened to the audio version of this, and my rating is for that, not the play itself. Although I enjoyed the audio, it was difficult to follow the ...more
Oct 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets
I very much enjoyed Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets. It’s a coming of age story about a teenager, James Whitman, who is depressed and a huge Walt Whit ...more
Apr 27, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
How to Become Ridiculously Well-read in One Evening: A Collection of Literary Encapsulations
I can't believe I kept this book for 30 years.

I am slowly reading or re-reading all the books that are laying around my house and reviewing them. It's
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 13, 2015
The Waste Land
T.S. Eliot is my favorite poet, and one of the greatest poets of all times. I often find snatches of his poems in my head. The Waste Land, the Love So ...more
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Sep 05, 2011
Les Fleurs du Mal
I first read these poems when working on my honors thesis at the University of Illinois in 1983. They are powerful and moving, and I still find snatch ...more
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Sep 05, 2011
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