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Separating The Wheat From The Chaff

How long does it take for us to be able to tell the difference between that which is of lasting value and that which deserves to be consigned to oblivion?  It is clear that popularity at the time does not … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Genres

How does one know when one has created a new genre of anything?  This is not as easy a question to answer as one may think.  To be sure, there are genres of literature and music that have been deliberately … Continue reading

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Book Review: Myth, Object, And The Animal

Myth, Object, And The Animal:  Glass Installations, by William Morris As I was helpfully and surprisingly reminded, the William Morris my library system prefers is not the founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, but rather a contemporary glassblower I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Memories

Ancient Memories:  The Glass Sculpture Of William Morris, by Kennesaw State University I must admit this was not what I had in mind when I was looking for writings by William Morris.  I had in mind the writings of the … Continue reading

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Essayism: On Form, Feeling, And Nonfiction

On Form, Feeling, And Nonfiction, by Brian Dillon When it comes to reading a book like this, you really have to care what the author has to say, and that was not always the case for me.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Selected Poems Of Robert Frost

Selected Poems Of Robert Frost:  Illustrated Edition, by Robert Frost The pictures really helped improve this book.  My thoughts about the poetry of Robert Frost are decidedly mixed to adverse, but this book is made a lot better because it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steal Back The Mona Lisa!

Steal Back The Mona Lisa!, by Meghan McCarthy The other books I have read by this author are historical books and this one is clearly not, although it should be noted that the author at least based the adventure on … Continue reading

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Book Review: As Eve Said To The Serpent

As Eve Said To The Serpent:  On Landscape, Gender, And Art, by Rebecca Solnit One of the more intriguing aspects of reading material from Rebecca Solnit is that one knows that it will be reliably rubbish [1].  It hardly matters … Continue reading

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Book Review: Catalan Painting

Catalan Painting:  From The Nineteenth To The Surprising Twentieth Century, by Joan Ainaud De Lasarte Sadly, my local library system only has this one volume of a three volume set by the author on Catalan painting, because this is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lady Of Shalott

The Lady Of Shalott, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson with illustrations by Geneviève Côté From time to time I come across illustrated books that take a single poem from a writer and illustrate it [1].  Often these volumes are intended for … Continue reading

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