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270215 Book-buying Endeavours

As an English student, naturally I am a lover of books. Some might say an excessive and very unhealthy love of books… but that’s another story. 373 more words

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Book Review: The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales – Franz Xaver von Schönwerth translated by Maria Tatar

A rare discovery in the world of fairy tales – now for the first time in English. 681 more words

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Two Lives of Charlemagne: Various, translated and edited by Lewis Thorpe

Two Lives of Charlemagne: Various, translated and edited by Lewis Thorpe

After reading a mammoth biography of Nixon and a pulpy detective story, I decided to plunge into something quick, enjoyable and far removed from our times: two ancient biographies of King Charlemagne. 990 more words

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Wuthering Heights

The evidently loved copy of Wuthering Heights pictured above is a deep contradiction on my feelings on the book. Clearly the above copy has been read multiple times made obvious by its tattered state and wrinkled spine. 176 more words

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Could It Be...Satan?

I provided the foreword to a reissue of The Case Against Satan by Ray Russell. Coming from Penguin Classics in time for Halloween. Damned creepy book, written with a chilling, stripped to the bone style. Highly recommended.

Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata

A few years ago I read Kawabata’s Snow Country, a delicate and restrained story of a relationship between a Japanese man and a geisha living in the snowy mountains. 1,387 more words

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105. REFULGENT

I think my favorite words are those that sound like what they mean. Some words don’t sound anything like what they mean, and although they’re not my favorites, they could be seen as ironic I guess, and I like that aspect of them. 272 more words

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