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Book Review: The Guards Came Through And Other Poems

The Guards Came Through And Other Poems, by Arthur Conan Doyle I am no stranger to the works by Arthur Conan Doyle [1], who is best remembered as the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes, master detective.  This book was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Waste Land And Other Poems

The Waste Land And Other Poems, by T.S. Eliot Like many booksellers and publishers, Barnes & Noble enjoys repackaging and relabeling works previously published into new collections to give them a new commercial length.  This is not necessarily a bad … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Collected Poems Of Emily Dickinson

The Collected Poems Of Emily Dickinson, by Emily Dickinson with introduction and notes by Rachel Wetzsteon In high school I had to interpret a poem by Emily Dickinson (not included in this volume) as part of my IB education, and … Continue reading

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Is An Unjust Tribunal Like A Hurricane?

At times, I like to pay attention to the juxtaposition of seemingly independent stories that, when combined, give a larger context to events that would be far more ephemeral to the concerns of the world at large when viewed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Garden

Winter Garden, by Pablo Neruda, translated by William O’Daily I am no stranger to reading poems [1], and this is the second book of the poet’s that I have read.  This particular book was posthumously published from a written manuscript … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Questions

The Book Of Questions, by Pablo Neruda, translated by William O’Daly As a fond reader of poetry [1], I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book.  To be sure, Pablo Neruda was a leftist Chilean poet, and this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poems And Readings For Funerals And Memorials

Poems And Readings For Funerals And Memorials, compiled by Luisa Moncada Just as I read a collection of poems for weddings and civil partnerships, at the same time as a companion volume I read the collection of poems and readings … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poems And Readings For Weddings And Civil Partnerships

Poems and Readings For Weddings And Civil Partnerships, compiled by A. Vasudevan This is an interesting collection of poetic materials relating to romantic love and the hopes and expectations for marriage.  I happen to know people who despite not having … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poets Of World War II

Poets Of World War II, edited by Harvey Shapiro I was very disappointed by this read.  I am certainly no stranger to reading about World War II, nor to reading books of poetry [1].  Yet there is a great disconnect … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poets Of The Civil War

Poets Of The Civil War, edited by J.D. McClatchy The Civil War presents the writer or editor of a work such as this with a difficult challenge.  Ever since post-Reconstruction period it has been common to see the blue and … Continue reading

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