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My answers to a questionairre recently given to me by a friend

A friend is writing a blog post about peoples’ favorite books. I am going to repost her questions and my answers here because I am short on time to write today’s post If you could please provide your favorite: 1. Book you could read over and over and over again. 2. Book from your childhood […]

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The Collected Poems, 1909-1962, by T.S. Eliot

So, right after finishing my last entry, I thought, “You know what? I am totally in the mood for some other poetry. What else is kind of short?” Thus, I went a-googling, looking for a) a well-known poet who b) had a volume of collected works that was under 250 pages long. At some point, […]

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The Collected Poems of Philip Larkin

There are alot of books on the market about how to read in a hoity-toity, analytical fashion (Mortimer Adler’s How To Read A Book, Thomas C. Foster’s How To Read Literature Like A Professor, etc., etc.). I think that these books are really dumb. The purpose of a book–whether it’s The Berenstein Bears or James […]

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Do you folks enjoy reading poetry?

Because I (mostly) do not. For me, an appreciation of poetry is a mark of rather excessive cultivation. It’s something that no one possesses naturally. People who like poetry usually acquired that taste in school. The few who possessed anything like a natural sensitivity for poetry are often aspiring poets themselves. In short, I see […]

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