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- Feb 26, 2007
- About My Library
- I don't have the space for the most capacious library in the world. I try to collect the works of good poets. I have just about everything written by Anthony Trollope. I don't worry about first editions; I don't want to own any books that I could not cheerfully part with.
- About Me
- I read poetry and good fiction--I am inordinately amused by gentle irony but also like the bombastic and fustian mode. A well-written mystery can please me. I've read so many great writers that I am often exasperated by poor writing--not that I could write well. I am overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance of words and eternally grateful to those who can "articulate sweet sounds together". I spend much of my time in the 19th century. There's no reading but rereading, as they say.
I'm also on Steepster and Ravlery as Doulton.
- In the murky midst of the middle of nowhere.
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