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2018 Books Read

2018 Books Read 1. Tamburlaine, Part 1, by Christopher Marlowe I finished 2017 with Paradise Lost, in the mood to continue with rigorous challenging poetry. I decided to read the complete plays of Christopher Marlowe (re-read in most cases). The … Continue reading

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2017 Books Read

I got into a good rhythm with reading this year. I did a lot of re-reading, going back to books I haven’t read in 20 years or whatever. It was fun, like a reunion with an old friend. Much of … Continue reading

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The Books: A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing, “Poe” by H.L. Mencken

Next up on the essays shelf: A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing, by H.L. Mencken Mencken was a great admirer of Poe (who had died in Baltimore, Mencken’s home town), and references him often in his … Continue reading

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The Books: A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing, “The Critical Process,” by H.L. Mencken

Next up on the essays shelf: A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing, by H.L. Mencken The Chrestomathy has so much in it that the cliche “embarrassment of riches” applies. There’s a great cantankerous essay on zoos … Continue reading

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“Once upon a midnight dreary …”

Ted posts the raven (nevermore) – with some great images.

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Poe

Thomas Hardy taught me to like Edgar Allan Poe, and Poe taught me about those ‘Mimes in the form of God on high, blind prophets that come and go.’ —John Cowper Powys

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Hint, Hint

Above all, study innuendo. Hint everything — assert nothing. — Edgar Allan Poe

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