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Book Review: Music Of A Distant Drum

Music Of A Distant Drum, edited by Bernard Lewis For those who want to gain credibility as experts in a given field, this book is a good example of how to do so.  How does Lewis do it?  Well, he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poet In New York

Poet In New York, by Federico Garcia Lorca If you know anything about Federico Garcia Lorca from his writing, it is that he was a somewhat fussy and sensitive and not a particularly macho person.  And yet during his young … Continue reading

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Book Review: Book Of Poems (Selection)

Book Of Poems (Selection), by Federico Garcia Lorca Having read a fair amount of the writing of the poet in both poetry and drama, I have pondered the author’s characteristic thoughts and musings, and wondered why it is that a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gypsy Ballads

Gypsy Ballads, by Federico Garcia Lorca Rarely is a book more pregnant with ominous hints about an author’s destiny than this book is.  Lorca, with whom I have been familiar with since high school when my Spanish teacher assigned his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall Of Arthur

The Fall Of Arthur, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien I must admit that while I liked this book a great deal, reading this book made me ponder something about the way that the fragmentary writings of the dead … Continue reading

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Book Review: Early Poems

Early Poems, by Robert Frost By the time I read this book, I was pretty irritated, for a variety of reasons.  The main source of irritation was that I had just read for the third time in the course of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Road Not Traveled And Other Poems

The Road Not Traveled And Other Poems, by Robert Frost As someone who has now read three books of poems by this poet (reviews forthcoming), I must admit that the more I read, the more annoyed I am, because despite … 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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The Prisoners: A Prose Poem

Nobody here ever deserved to be a prisoner in their own eyes, a man said to me.  He was dressed rather nicely, so I thought he must be on the prison staff.  When I asked him, he said that he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tree And Leaf

Tree And Leaf, Including The Poem Mythopoeia, by J.R.R. Tolkien This book is one whose genre is difficult to tell.  To be sure, the writings in this book are all connected by a theme, namely fantasy as a genre and … Continue reading

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