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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

Red Moon
Kim Stanley Robinson
Progress: 26/446 pages
Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture: A Companion to the Collected Works
Thomas Middleton, Gary Taylor
Progress: 28/1183 pages
The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry
Robert Chandler
The Uncertain Land and Other Poems
Patrick O'Brian
Progress: 6/160 pages
The Poems and Plays of John Masefield
John Masefield
Progress: 76/534 pages
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Progress: 385/615 pages
Selected Poems
U A Fanthorpe
Progress: 16/160 pages
Hainish Novels & Stories, Vol. 2
Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 133/789 pages
The Art Book
Editors of Phaidon Press
Progress: 60/515 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 78/259 pages

Hist Whist, E.E. Cummings

Hist Whist - E.E. Cummings

Most of these don't seem to be particularly aimed at children in the same way that Cummings' Fairy Tales obviously are. On the other hand there's a high proportion of really good poems here. A high  proportion of only 20 in this slender volume, which appears to contain 4 poems not in Collected Poems. That justified the purchase to me, with my completist tendencies towards writers I greatly admire.