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Book Review: The Collected Poems Of Bertolt Brecht

The Collected Poems Of Bertolt Brecht, translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine After reading this book but before writing this review I read another book that drastically changed my thoughts on this collection as a whole.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Poems (Brecht)

Love Poems, by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn I have to admit that this book was a bit disappointing; it was not a surprise at all in the way that the author seemed to glorify a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Existence

Existence, by Christopher Manners [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this lengthy cycle of poems, written in ABAB rhyming lines as well as occasional accents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Selected Canterbury Tales

The Selected Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, a new verse translation by Sheila Fisher This particular book is an example of the hazards of making a selected translation.  This is by no means a short book (although the fact that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poems And Stories (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Poems And Stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien Admittedly, I had read most of these materials before in other works and while I found them perfectly alright, I was unsure if reading them again would be a bit of a letdown.  In … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pale Fire

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov There are some writers whose creativity is so great and whose way of writing and thinking are so elusive that they become classic authors of all-time works without others being able to get a good … Continue reading

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Time Well Set, Alone Through Plans

I wondered how long it would take to make a set Of all of the places we would go when we were alone, But then I wondered how we would make it through If we not only had to accomplish … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poems Of Octavio Paz

The Poems Of Octavio Paz, edited and translated by Eliot Weinberger It is testament to the small world that the poet inhabited that the translator of this work actually has a poem dedicated to him.  I do not think that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Figures & Figurations

Figures And Figurations, by Octavio Paz and Marie Josè Paz, translted by Eliot Weinberger This is an odd book, but it is odd in a good way and not a bad way, a way that is intriguing and not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Come Too

You Come Too:  Favorite Poems For Young Readers, by Robert Frost This particular short book of poetry answered a few questions for me personally.  For one, how was it that I viewed Robert Frost as a good poet?  If one … Continue reading

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