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The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration by Richard Dalby
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About meIn no particular order: actor, writer, dramaturg, teacher, researcher, knitter. I have a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Montana State and a Master's Degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago. I have performed Shakespeare outside all over Montana. In school, I specialized in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, and Renaissance Literature, especially drama and women writers, but I've ended up doing lots of dramaturgy for contemporary plays (which is a great excuse to be a dilettante and to buy more books). I generally have several books going at once. I am a tea-drinking Anglophile. I still believe in the ideal of a broad humanist education which for me roughly translates as being curious and never failing to continue one's formal or informal education.
About my libraryI have a lot of those former English Major books as well a good selection of children's literature (I learned to love to read as a child I see no reason to abandon children's books now), knitting books, plays, field guides, cookery books, some books on science (I really like physics) and French, and lots of old, pretty books picked up second hand as well as whatever I am reading at the moment. Lately, I search out books Nobel Prize winners in Literature from other countries, Iceland, Turkey, Sweden, Egypt, etc. I have also developed an interest in books published by Virago Modern Classics and the New York Review Books and works about the period between the two World Wars. It is a motley collection.
GroupsAll the World's a Stage, Anglophiles, Barbara Pym, Book Arts, Book Care and Repair, Chicagoans, Felony & Mayhem Press, friends of Maugham, Golden Age Illustrators, Hogwarts Express —show all groups, I Love Jane Austen, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, INFP, Japanese Culture, Knitters Inc., Ladies At Tea Book Club, Medieval Europe, Monthly Author Reads, National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo), New York Review Books, Persephone Readers, Project 1929, Rare, Old or Offbeat, Reading Globally, Science!, Tea!, The Brontës, The Globe, The Green Dragon, Travel and Exploration literature, Virago Modern Classics, ViragoDiva Working Committee
Favorite authorsJoan Aiken, Sherman Alexie, Elizabeth von Arnim, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Albert Camus, Margaret Cavendish, Bruce Chatwin, Geoffrey Chaucer, G. K. Chesterton, Isak Dinesen, Eleanor Farjeon, Rachel Ferguson, E. M. Forster, Stella Gibbons, Graham Greene, Helene Hanff, Henry James, Tove Jansson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Imre Kertész, C. S. Lewis, Naguib Mahfouz, W. Somerset Maugham, Thomas More, Natsume Sōseki, Amélie Nothomb, Margaret Oliphant, Barbara Pym, William Shakespeare, Dodie Smith, Muriel Spark, Tom Stoppard, Dylan Thomas, Edith Wharton, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Thornton Wilder, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)
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Member sinceMar 29, 2007
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