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Moth Smoke von Mohsin Hamid
Moth Smoke von Mohsin Hamid
My Indian housemate lent me this book, and I read it quickly in one day. Hamid does something a little mysterious by joining two writing styles that aren't easily connected, mythic and realistic, and I wonder if he's pulled it off. I can't decide if the myth with which he frames the story line actually coheres with what's going on with the characters. It seems far removed from the contemporary story, almost more of a poet's epigram, meaning more to its creator than the reader. On the other hand, the supporting characters do act like mythic archetypes instead of human beings: they don't seem to interact with each other apart from their connection with the main character, Dara, as… Mehr dazu
The Oxford Book of English Verse von Christopher Ricks
The Oxford Book of English Verse von Christopher Ricks
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After having studied with Professor Ricks many years ago, it was a joy to find that he had been tapped for the new edition of this book, the Oxford book of English Verse. (The permissions must have been a bear.) As you might know if you've ever read John Mortimer, previous editions have been appreciated by countless readers, including Rumpole of the Bailey (the fictional barrister), who enjoyed the Quiller-Couch edition like he did his cigars, lamb chops and port wine. This new edition from Oxford, handsomely published with a ribbon for marking the pages and the traditional Oxford blue binding, contains most of the poets we first-year undergrads students at Boston University used… Mehr dazu
The Oxford Book of English Verse von Christopher Ricks
The Oxford Book of English Verse von Christopher Ricks
After having studied with Professor Ricks many years ago, it was a joy to find that he had been tapped for the new edition of this book, the Oxford book of English Verse. (The permissions must have been a bear.) As you might know if you've ever read John Mortimer, previous editions have been appreciated by countless readers, including Rumpole of the Bailey (the fictional barrister), who enjoyed the Quiller-Couch edition like he did his cigars, lamb chops and port wine. This new edition from Oxford, handsomely published with a ribbon for marking the pages and the traditional Oxford blue binding, contains most of the poets we first-year undergrads students at Boston University used… Mehr dazu