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About meA few of my favorite things … :
Photography, golf, motorcycles (a legacy from riding horses, having grown up on a ranch), Luis Buñuel, 16th century music, 18th century music, 20th century music, grass, opera, strangers, Christian mysticism, Ingmar Bergman, swamps, pop music (best exemplified by the collection of masterpieces on “Help!”), swimming, theater-going, erotic longing, playing piano using fake books, watching people's hands, wind chimes, immediate (very immediate) family, dancing the Cotton Eyed Joe, books of hours, noticing odd things, baseball (especially umpiring), practicing humility, going to bed at night, smiling into people's faces, “Law & Order”, epiphanies, controlling the spread of viruses, red wine (current favorite – Malbec), the color brown, spoonerisms, bonsai. This list is extensible.

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Favorite authorsDante Alighieri, W. H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, George Berkeley, Jorge Luis Borges, A. C. Bradley, Robert Browning, Luis Buñuel, Anton Chekhov, Agatha Christie, Deryck Cooke, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Meister Eckhart, T. S. Eliot, Andrew Garve, William Golding, George Hitchcock, Homer, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Kazuo Ishiguro, William James, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Alessandro Manzoni, W. S. Merwin, Eugene O'Neill, S. J. Perelman, Leo Perutz, Alexander Pope, Jack Ritchie, Edwin Arlington Robinson, W. G. Sebald, William Shakespeare, John Simon, Stevie Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Peter Weiss (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingIn the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition by Lucy Beckett
Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion by Susan Ronald
Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition by Edoardo A. Lèbano
Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series) by Audrey Grant

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Sorry, yes, that's what I meant to write.
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Sure it's not Lars Gunnar "Lasse" Åberg? See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lasse_%C3%85berg
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This is Lars "Lasse" Berg, who doesn't currently have any works here at the berglars page (and therefore can't be legitimately assigned to 1-5). He does have other works (and photos) and berglasse though.
I'm so pleased you like my choices! Happy 2014 :o)
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Not R. S. Thomas. Photo was taken by Brandon Allen on a Chicago street corner. See: http://brandonallenphotography.com/blog/page/5/ (near the bottom of the page.)

And I've tried to post this before but I don't see my earlier attempt, so I *may* be double-posting. If so I apologize...
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Wrong person in picture. S. W. Erdnase is a pseudomyn and the real author is unknown. The person in the picture is Dai Vernon who definitely is not Erdnase, as the period is all wrong.
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This is picture of Dai Vernon, not Erdnase.
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This is from a portrait by Eric Kennington. Publishers Michael Joseph used it(in monochrome)on the back of the dust wrapper of Prisoner of Grace, and possibly other works as well.
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Ah, turns out to be http://wgbhnews.org/post/david-kennedy-unorthodox-ways-stem-crime, who on LT is http://www.librarything.com/author/kennedydavidm-2.
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Thanks for choosing such great Santa Thing books for me. I loved them!! Happy Holidays.
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This is an image of Charles Nicholl and not Sandro Michahelles.
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It's not known whether this is actually a picture of the author or not. The author has chosen to stay hidden and a picture is needlessly intrusive.
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http://www.librarything.com/author/dubusandre
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This photo is not of Andre Dubus III, but rather of his father.
Hi John. Just picked up your note .. So glad The Folio society book , Charles I finally reached you .. It had a circuitous route to travel , via a friend going to West Coast (L A) and then given to my son who I asked to post to you . May your FS collection grow I have just added 2 books. ... I'll met by Moonlight ( an interesting war time story with a Patrick Leigh Fermor connection) and Rasselas ( a classic moral tale about knowledge in the world ) by Johnson . both FS books . Making covers has been a big success as I have now made a few and if we were closer I'd gladly pass on more . Hope we meet one day . Best wishes. Kathy
I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that the "Niacin Creed" was fantastic!

Best,

Nathaniel
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This is Roger Lancelyn Green, not Rick Riordan.
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Why is this one flagged?
Many thanks for your suggestions for additional books based in Arizona ... I have just updated the list, if you ahve any further suggestions please keep them coming!

Hello. I'm one of the readers from the How Far Can You Go? and I wonder, if you live in Austin, Texas, how did you try the C. of E.? Did you mean the Episcopal Church?
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Picture is not Edward Lasker, the chess player
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This image really belongs at http://www.librarything.com/author/mannwilliam-2 but ended up here because mannwilliam had been combined with mannwilliamj (which I've since tried to clean up).
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This image has been switched to Charles Brown, author of "Demon Rules." The image was uploaded before the disambiguation feature was implemented on LT and apparently was defaulted to the wrong author. It has been corrected now.
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This is not Charles J. Brown, minister who lived from 1806 to 1884. May belong to another Brown on this page: http://www.librarything.com/author/browncharles
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I have now split the author and re-assigned the picture to the correct one.
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This is the guitarist MArtin Taylor, not the author.
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This isn't Hiromu Arakawa, it's Paku Romi the voice actress!
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This image is in the John Kennedy Toole arthur page. This is not John Kennedy Toole.
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This photo is of Rev. Sterling N. Brown. No works on LT are found for Sterling N. Brown. The disambiguation page for Sterling Brown has 2 authors. One is Sterling Allen Brown and the other is an illustrator of a book published in 1997.
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This is a photo of Thomas Hardy of Devon (1830-1912), great-great grandfather of Thomas Keith Hardy who is assigned here to hardythomas-6. The guy in the pic wrote a few books, but none that I could find in LT. See the various disambiguation notices for more info.
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Why was this flagged?
Though we have so little in common, I quite like you.
What's wrong with marmosets?
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There doesn't seem to be any picture here. (Or am I having a display problem?)
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Thanks for sleuthing. Yes, that would explain.
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This may be what caused the issue: http://www.librarything.com/work/5656039/workdetails I see JKN listed as a co-author with Henry for several books when I do a Google search. I'm not sure why. But they are definitely not the same person, and this is JKN, not Henry.

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The blog from where this image came is also pointed to by this author: http://www.librarything.com/author/nicholsjoankane
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Dunno, could be a Marguerite Henry. Are we sure that page doesn't need splitting?
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This is not Marguerite Henry, is it?
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This is not Leo de Hartog but Wim Kan, who was his witness when Leo de Hartog married in 1947.
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This is the actress Diana Garcia (born 1982), not the poet Diana Garcia (born 1950).
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Pardon me, make that conductor. The essence remains the same though.
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Picture of director Hans Richter (died 1916). No works attributed to him present on LT.
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Picture of neuroscientist George Perry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Perry_%28neuroscientist%29), who isn't present on LT.
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Wrong Arthur Drexler - this one works at the European Defence Agency and isn't represented on LT (yet).

See: http://www.uibk.ac.at/ipoint/news/uni_international/546154.html
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Not Chrétien de Troyes
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P.s.: I'm fine if it stays though. No skin of my nose.
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Yes, fine. But this is a cleary copyrighted Marvel Comics character.
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See Contributing photos to LibraryThing: ""Rather than using member moderation of image copyright, LibraryThing now relies on the instruments and protections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)."
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Copyrighted by Marvel
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This picture is not that of the author, who was not born until 1914.
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I have absolutely no idea how this image became linked to Philip Roth. It was uploaded to the author page of Pascal Lainé, whose photo it is.
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Not Philip Roth
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I am Patrick Thomas assigned as 1 and this is not me. Thank you.
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Actually, the author page for Jerry Jones needs to be disambiguated.
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This is not the right Jerry Jones. I'm pretty sure the owner of the Cowboys doesn't have a side career writing Christian relationship books.
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This is not the right Jerry Jones ...
Glad the art and haiku books were ones that expanded on your collection. It's a great joy to look at new art books and plan when you might get a chance to go see the originals. Have a wonderful upcoming holiday with friends and family.
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This has been transferred to the correct author page for Ralph Dunigan.
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Duplicate (author pages are now combined).
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Author emails and says this image is not of her.
One of the standard criticisms of so-called fundamentalist Christianity is that the Bible is full of contradictions that fundamentalists seem to blithely ignore, or at least serenely and uncritically accept. So how are they capable of doing that if they "couldn't possibly" understand the resolution of contraries?

Excellent point. Thanks for making it. :)
I voted "Yes". I must have uploaded the picture before all Leopeoldo Alas's were combined.
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@miniwark: "Rather than using member moderation of image copyright, LibraryThing now common relies on the instruments and protections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)."

In other words, don't flag images for copyright reasons. If you are the copyright holder, contact LT directly.
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Copyrighted image, not yet in public domain either. The Arizona State University did not posses right for Jean Cocteau works.
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Thank you for clearing that up! I thought there would turn out to be a reasonable explanation.
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Just for sanity's sake, I never attached this image to Petronius. This is indeed Hilary Paynter and that's where the photo belongs. Sometimes I believe LT is just as perverse as Microsoft Outlook.
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I've moved the image to the correct author page.
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I see the problem. This is Hilary Paynter, who did the wood engravings for an edition of Petronius. She is also, apparently, a scuba diver.
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This is not a picture of Petronius.
Hi. Glad to make your acquaintance.

Ruth
I work on basic cell biology of obligate intracellular pathogens, primarily Chlamydia. Lab motto: I don't have chlamydia, but I'm working on it!

I was interested to see in your profile that you see the connection between horses and motorcycles. Learning to ride motorcycles is definitely on the bucket list.
Hi jburlinson--so with your reading interests, are you PHS or a terrorist-in-training?

Yeah, I do work at that facility but not on any projects at that level. Instead I'm a technician doing much more mundane stuff in a totally separate lab.
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This is a photo of the wax figure of Dickens in Madame Tussaud's London musuem. As such, I would think it enjoys the same status as a bust or statue of the author.
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Something very odd is going on. This image was not uploaded as Charles Dickens but as Peter Ackroyd, nearly a year ago. How it came to be linked to Dickens is a mystery.
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This is Peter Ackroyd.
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Not the author.
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Picture has been re-assigned to the correct John McCarthy. It was first uploaded before author disambiguation was implemented and was auto-assigned incorrectly to the most prolific of the John McCarthys.
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This is the wrong John McCarthy and belongs to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCarthy_(computer_scientist)
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This is Mike McKone, not Geoff Johns
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This is Mike McKone, not Geoff Johns
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This Rebecca Jones appears to be the Mexican actress. There is no reason to believe that she wrote a book on tatting.
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This is not the author, who is much older
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Not the correct author.
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Maybe an Aaron Scharf, but not this author.
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The original website linked describes this as a photo of the Australian Big Brother contestant, 'gay farmer David Graham'. The David Graham page is now split into at least six authors, and I cannot identify any works which could be by an Australian reality TV participant. It is at present assigned to David Graham(1), which is definitely wrong.
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OMG(Oh My Gosh)i like tottaly LOVE your books
Thank you for your unabashed recommendation of Milton Cross' "Lives". I will check it as soon as possible. I am most curious how Harold Schonberg will "topple over".
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This IS Aidan and not, as the caption might suggest, Brabazon. These two men were both active in the Mercenary Wars of Africa but James was the photographer (and has authored his own books) and Aidan the author.(Who may well have shot his own photographs!)
106!
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I have no idea who is on the right. I went and found a photo of just the author. And it turned out to be the original.
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Oke, and there is also a difference in policy betreen the USA and Europe
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"Please note that this is a change from the previously policy which allowed (indeed, encouraged) users to flag images for copyright reasons. Rather than using member moderation of image copyright, LibraryThing now common relies on the instruments and protections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). "
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the source site says: ©2010 PARANOIA PUBLISHING ++ All rights reserved; this means you have to ask for permission to use the picture
do you now i can get this book in pdf file or where can i download this books in pdf file (miami mayhem my kind of game)
Glad you like the Japanese art -- I lived for years in Tokyo and grew to love their aesthetic sense. The book I really think you'd like is

http://www.librarything.com/work/98142

but I couldn't find one under the price cap. Check it out someday...

Dave Larkin
Excellent -Thank you!
I can't imagine the dedication required under the previous guidelines.
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There is more than one Vladimir Pozner. The Pozner pictured here was a French writer of Russian origin -- dates 1905-1922. Author of Les gens du pays, Le lever du rideau and Le lieu du supplice, among others.
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This is not a picture of this Vladimir Pozner. See his picture at http://vladimirpozner.ru/
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OK. Picture re-assigned to correct author page.
I think they do have to be addressed case by case. I'm hoping that, as Tim et al work on the author disambiguation, they'll address this issue. It seems to be a work in progress!
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It looks like the change in LT's author disambiguation practice has had some unintended consequences. Pre-enhancement, only one image was displayed no matter how many authors shared the same name. Now, it appears that the first author in the sequence inherited the previously shared photo. Mary Black the singer is author number 3. Mary Black the art historian, as author number 1, got the photo automatically. I'm sure this must have happened for other authors and author clusters.

In this situation, I can switch the photo to the right Mary Black. But I wonder what can be done in the other cases. Do they all have to be addressed on a case by case basis?

Any thoughts?
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This is the singer, not the art historian.
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This is Molly Johnson the singer
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Iain Banks Foto by Tim Duncan
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Author of 'Fit to Curl'
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No, it isn't a "Jane Thomas" -- it's a "Thomas Jane", actor and author of the "Bad Planet" comic book series. Somehow, these two authors have been combined -- or, more likely, "Bad Planet" has been incorrectly entered as if written by author "Jane Thomas", i.e. without the necessary comma after "Jane". How to correct this? I don't know. Above my pay grade. I could delete the image, but it wouldn't correct the underlying problem, which is that "Bad Planet" is in the wrong author list.
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This doesn’t look like a "Jane Thomas".
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there are better available on her book jackets
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There are at least three Jack Black's on that page, and this is, in fact, one of them.
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Not the correct Jack Black.
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This is an image for [de Montesquiou, Robert] not for Raymond Ameyric witch is from the same family
re: Folio Society

If you don't mind me asking, can you point me in the direction of where you found the Empires of the Ancient World set for $50? My Google powers are wretched and I can't seem to find anything below the 70-80 range...

Thanks!
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As the uploader of this image, I have no idea how it became attached to David Elliot's page -- it was entered as an image to Jean Loup Amselle's page, where it was very happy, for a time at least. I will now delete it and re-attach it where it belongs.
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I think I see what happened. This is Jean Loup Amselle, one of a number of contributors to a book titled Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent. One of the various David Elliotts is also a contributor to that book, and there are some copies listed under that name. Somewhere along the line, the image got on the wrong page.
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This is definitely not an image of David Elliot who I have met several times. http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Profiles/Elliot,%20David
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I was reading your review of Watt by Samuel Beckett. I can relate to that. Whenever I recommend Samuel Beckett to people, they stare at me in bewilderment. If I recommended Dickens, they say, "Oh yes, I remember Dickens; maybe I will try him, since you say so." And any other author that they have never heard of, they might say, "Alright, if you think he's that good, I will maybe give him a try--when I get a round tuit." But after giving brief descriptions of Beckett, or reminding them about Waiting for Godot, they say "Talk to you later, have a nice day." Why can't they understand why he is so good and extremely relevent to everyone's life, since he is one of the few to understand that life makes no sense at all, at least not in the ways that we try to make sense out of it. And yes, you can just about fall over laughing at some of the things that he comes up with.
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Thanks jburlinson
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Done. Attribution provided.
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No need to flag for that reason. The uploader can simply edit the info to include it.
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The fotographers name (Photo by James Walker) is mentioned on this site
Thanks for the info. I know what you mean. I can't just sit and watch television, either -- have to write checks for bills, read, write letters, etc. I've snagged a few photos from different sites, but only for my own enjoyment, and I wouldn't post any in public. I have most of them in a folder that I use for a screen saver.

Cheers!
I in no way mean this to be flippant, but do you spend a lot of time looking at people's photos to see if they have permission to use them, or do other people bring the photos to your attention? I'm honestly just curious, as I was sending a message to somebody and noticed a post about an image so decided to check out your profile. Thanks for the info.
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Rand Paul, not Paul Rand.
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Yes, it is.
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Not any Paul Hayne in LibraryThing
Hey. I figured it out. It was repeating your authors for every venue. Anyway, fixed. Thanks.

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Hey. I'm trying to figure out http://www.librarything.com/log_helpers.php?view=pictures . Are you uploading the same image multiple times? It is choking on it?
Oh, that's fine. Since the page was undivided and the disambiguation notice said that all the works were by the same Lady Colin, I assumed that the earlier Lady Colin wasn't actually represented on the page.
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There are at least two Lady Colin Campbells. The one pictured is Gertrude Elizabeth Blood, the author of, among other titles, The Lady's Dressing-Room, Bud Blossom, and A Miracle in Rabbits. Until LT is able successfully to establish separate pages for authors with the same name, we will be vexed by this problem.
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This picture is clearly the wrong Lady Colin Campbell: the author was born in 1949, the painter died in 1931.
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This is the wrong picture.
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This is a great author picture but it's not of Colin Channer. I think it's actually of Colson Whitehead -- check that author page. But I'm definitely sure it's not Colin. Thanks!
Carole Bell
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I think this is a picture of John Noble, actor - not any of the authors listed on this page.
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This photo is of Alistair Moffet, the author of "The Reivers", "The Borders", and "The Sea Kingdoms"
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The Wikipedia link states that flickr is the source. The Flickr page states that all rights are reserved. I check a sample of the photographer's other work on Fickr he had retained all rights for each I looked at.
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This image is tagged by the copyright holder as published under the cc license. Refer to Wikimedia Commons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PhilNierko1982.jpg

Just to be sure, though, I'm uploading an alternate image from flickr that is unambiguous.
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The flicr link indicates that all rights are reserved.

Please provide evidence of 1) permission to use on LT, 2) license applicable to LT, or 3) public domain status.
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I believe this is the singer Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson).
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An email from the copyright holder granting permission for LT use has been emailed to Abby. This was explained when the picture was posted and is documented in the copyright statement accompanying the photo.
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I welcome any corrections to stumbles i make in digitial protocals. I am inexperienced.
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D. James Smith
Hello,
I am the person represented in the picture.
The picture was taken for a visum an converted into a black and white version.
I own all rights.
Yours,
Heinz-Gerd
I took the photo of Dr. Paul S. Jones myself, and I am releasing it to the public domain. Please tell me how I should word the contribution of author photographs in the future, when I took them and release them to the public domain.
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In addition, this Caroline Bird is the author of "Looking Through Letterboxes", which, apparently, no member of LT owns -- yet.

This is one of those situations where more than one author shares a name. LT lets you split the author as far as their works go -- but there's no opportunity, as of now, to split the picture(s).
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But it is this Caroline Bird, whose book, for some reason, is not showing up on the author page.
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This is not Caroline Bird, born 1915, but a different author.
Thankyou jburlinson, for your courteous explanation of what, in this case at least, I see as an almost surreal scenario of legal/political correctness.

As a parallel case, one can't help wondering if movie theaters/cinemas in the USA are legally estopped from putting up old movie posters in their street-level display-cases, to advertise re-runs of 1960s films unless they first seek permission, in writing, from the movie production company. While intellectual copyright is a serious business, and lawsuits are fun only for lawyers, all this fuss over the PUBLICITY PICTURE of an author deceased more than half a century ago, taken from the back of the dustjacket of one of his long out-of-print books, is so utterly over the top that I shall dine out on it for months!

The chances of anyone objecting to my posting of the late Will Scott's picture, let alone them suing LibraryThing and me, are so utterly remote that all I can do is shake my head in amazement, whilst sadly wondering about whatever highly unpleasant legal misadventures may have forced LibraryThing to adopt a one-size-fits-all defensive posture to author pictures that defies common-sense.

By all means remove the picture, before anyone at LibraryThing loses any more sleep worrying over the dratted thing. And please don't take anything I've written as a personal criticism, as it is not so intended.

The bemused ‘Aurélien Arkadiusz’
Hello there, jburlinson.

There is no way that I will be getting my lawyer to write to Hodders (ex Hodder and Stoughton), seeking formal permission to have that publicity picture of author Will Scott (who died over half a century ago), which appeared on the back of the dustjacket of one of Scott's children's books, published by Hodder subsidiary the Brockhampton Press over half a century ago, included on the author's profile here at LibraryThing.

If I misunderstood what you were actually asking me to do, please clarify your request.

Thank you.

‘Aurélien Arkadiusz’
I do think that post first and remove on objection would be better. However, that would be on the assumption that a warning and an opportunity to withdraw is always given before the writs start to fly. I don't know if that is the case, but I suspect that such a warning would not be a precondition required by law. So perhaps the status quo the the safest recourse.
Best wishes.
Thanks for your explanations.
The image is a book cover in my collection. I don't understand why shouldn't be allowed to use it as an image for the author.
Hello, Sorry you have a problem with the picture, he is my husband so I have his permission to use the photo. RebeccaChris
Hi, the image of Joan Haslip from the Penguin printing of Lady Hester Stanhope is one of a handful of similarly sourced author images I recently entered. Having read Tim Spalding's comments on the thread to which I referred, I thought it worth testing opinion. I am no copyright lawyer and I suppose that an internationally accessible site has to consider the whole range of different copyright regulations but it seems that different sites take different attitudes: "hang the picture up until/unless asked to take it down" seems to suit some.

Penguin Books in the 40s and 50s often had an author photo and brief biography on the back page and AFAIK this was written by Penguin and was not used in other editions or reprints - after the 60s the photos mostly disappeared. The selection I made were all over 50 years old. Some photos (Ludwig Bemelmans, W N P Barbellion, Lytton Strachey) have no attribution. Joan Haslip's (a rather more elegant image than most) comes, as you remark, from a named professional studio. Oliver St John Gogarty's picture is noted as being from a painting by Augustus John. Robert Lynd's photo is attributed to 'Tangye Lean'. I presume this refers to Edward Tangye Lean (1911-1974), a brother of the film director David Lean. Lean and Lynd both worked on the News Chronicle and, as Lean was not a professional photographer, the image was, I imagine, a snapshot of a friend/acquaintance.

Of all these pictures, unless Penguin Books wanted to make a fuss, the most contentious is the one you have picked out - the Harlip archive is still actively managed.

I am not sufficiently driven to spend time seeking permission to use these images and if general opinion is against using them, so be it. I suppose that the questions that need answering are 1. Is the scan of the back book cover any more usable that the cut-down photo? and 2. Does the attribution, or lack of it, make any difference?

This bear will happily return to his cage if asked, but if not I can provide quite a few images of older and perhaps more obscure authors that are unlikely to appear from other sources.

I await public opinion.

regards
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I think some members in the Folio group did not appreciate your witty remark about dog earing pages and drawing moustaches in Folio books. I did. Thanks for the good laugh.
Thanks for the perfectly chosen Santa Thing gifts -- the Veeck is something I've meant to read for years, and I've had a tremendously high satisfaction rate with the NYRB reprints. (I feel lucky to have had a Sants who has read Bill Veeck, The Deadly Percheron, The Ghost Soldiers and The Coast of Utopia. I'll bet the members of that classs here on Library Thing is pretty small.) (I recommend the "As They See 'Em" if you are interested in umpires. A solid opposite field double -- most interesting on Umpire's training and minor league life, as well as some of the politics of umpiring technology.)
Hi, I've been busy and haven't been checking LT very often - just saw your idea about comparing The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People with a classic novel, and I love it - but wonder if Moby Dick is the right one to spark high enthusiasm in business students. I left a few off-hand suggestions at Books Compared. Good luck with this idea - I think it's fabulous!
I have a copy of the Russian Hamlet but have yet to watch it. I had forgotten about the Chamberlain, though now that you mention it I recall liking it when I saw its TV premier (dating myself, huh?). I also thought the Gibson was pretty good, though I'm not a particular fan of his and several friends were outraged. Haven't seen the Hawke. There are a few lauded ones I don't care for-- Kevin Kline always seems about to fall asleep; Burton tends to just shout when the verse rises to an emotional pitch-- nice voice but loses meaning. Branaugh's has its virtues but is over-elaborate-- it's ridiculous to act out the death of Priam and other bits that are mere references in the original. And it's embarrassing to over-cameo (is that a word? it is now...): for instance Jack Lemon, a fine actor in his proper place, is embarrassing as I forget which sentry.

I have quite a soft spot for Othello too. I find Olivier's performance riveting in spite of the blackface issue. I quite liked the Globe theatre one that just came out with Blackadder's Tim McInerny as Iago. And the recording with Cyril Cusack and Frank Silvera is exellent. Not that you asked...
Hi John -- I forgot I had made that brief Hamlet review, and didn't realize that the comments field doesn't show unless you look for it. Here's what I have in Comments for that listing:
Derek Jacobi (Hamlet), Claire Bloom (Gertrude), Patrick Stewart (Claudius), Eric Porter (Polonius), Lalla Ward (Ophelia), David Robb (Laertes), Robert Swann (Horatio); Emrys James (1st Player); Tim Wylton (1st Gravedigger), directed by Rodney Bennett.
One of the things I like about it is that it's pretty straightforward -- done 'Elizabethan' but not over-costumed, but I especially like it because Jacobi is such an excellent verse speaker. The other performances are very good too. It's the BBC version from when they did all the plays in the late 70s/early 80s.
I havn't seen a million Hamlets to compare it with, but over the years i've seen it 4 times on stage, as well as seeing Olivier, Burton, Branaugh, Kline, Gibson, and Nicol Williamson on video/dvd, and hearing Gielgud, Anton Lesser, Simon Russel Beale and Paul Scofield on audio. Some of these were also worthy, but I still love Jacobi the best. -Bill
John, I've added your library---appreciate your male point of view :o)
Thank you, John.
I live in the area populated by the Lumbee Indians; by legend they were here and speaking English at the arrival of the first English settlers. Some claim that they are the remnants of the Roanoke Lost Colony. They are still seeking federal recognition as a tribe, and are closer to that goal than they have ever been. At any rate, 10 or 15 years ago as part of the government's dealings with them, they would receive 6 to 10 truckloads of Penguin Press's remainders every year. They stamped them "Not for Resale" and cut an inch strip from the front cover. Then they were free to sell them for 50 cents apiece to provide for housing and handling. I mopped up. Eventually, they stopped this service --- I'm not sure whether the program ended or whether they stopped sending books just to the Lumbees. If you are curious about them (and not just about the books), you might look for William McKee Evans's book about Henry Berry Lowry (the Reconstruction era Lumbee outlaw) To Die Game or Josephine Humphrey's Nowhere Else on Earth. (I can recommend the first.)
More than you wanted to know!!!!
Peggy
I happened upon your recent review of Mind of the Maker which I read with appreciation. (I'm from N.C. I think what I mean is, "Bless her heart.") Then I went on to read some of your other reviews and am asking to befriend you so that I may have easy access to them from time to time. And there I am on your weighted books list.
Thanks!
Peggy
Just a not of appreciation for your smart, succinct reviews. (I noticed them whilst entering Ted Morgan's Maugham).

I see you are (apparently) an Austinite. Sometimes I dream of the old Half-Price Books - the
Eco-esque building on Lavaca....
John.
Noticed that you had a copy of What Men Call Treasure. I reviewed it for the San Antonio Current a while back. I enjoyed it. If you're interested, the article is here.

I hope you're doing well.
John what an awesome effluence of words on the Green Dragon page. It was brilliant!!!!
You're welcome for the invitation (to Shapiro & Co.). It's meant to be a big tent for people interested in 20th century poetry, prosody, etc. Please invite other LTers if you've a mind to. Best, H.
I finished No Country for Old Men the other night and then read your interesting review. I agree that it is not great, but is still compulsively readable. As in I stayed up until 1:30 a.m. to finish it. But maybe he should've skipped the book and gone straight to the screenplay, because that's the way it read. It will be dreadful and bloody on screen and I won't see it.

You have to wonder about the motivations of the psychopath and Moss - it seemed Moss had decided that living in a trailer and working as a welder in a small town was not going to be enough of a life for him and he just decided to go for broke, risking everything. One wonders about the Vietnam Vet angle, as civilian life might seem kind of dull after being in combat (though I'd think dull would be OK after that madness).

Bell's view that the world is getting worse rings true and maybe the psychopath was a symbol of that unavoidable, random horror that is so prevalent in both urban and rural USA.

I'll let you know if my book group has any thoughts that you might be interested in.
Hope you had a nice holiday. Things are busy here, too. I have a day-job (that's like a curse word) and I'm trying to finish the edits on a WIP and send it out and about. I swear, editing is never finished, at some point you just say, "I've had it" and quit.

I love what you did with my horse comments. That was cool!
Thought I'd stop in and drop you a howdy. How are things with you at this busy time of year?
Noticed your kind words about making friends on a post in the Green Dragon group. It's always nice to meet someone who isn't rude or insulted by simple friendship request! The Dante's [Divine Comedy] project your working on sounds cool too!

Charles
thanks.. i like it rotated too! did you do it as a image? (the rotation, that is). That was defn. a one of as i figure there have to be a few non-poets who'll buy the odd poetry volume or two. Our son writes quite a lot & is pretty good..though he hasn't put anything online for a while (that we know of). I figure our reading poetry to him @ a very early age had some influence for good or ill...
cheers
bob mcc

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I've always liked horses with a lot of flash and fire...high heads and good leg action, and lots of spirit under saddle. I've done my share of training the green ones to ride and there is nothing like taking an untrained beast and turning him into a class act. My saddlebred is 16.3 hands...a lot of horse, and that animal can make you damn near weep from his beauty when he moves out. Aside from the pretty moves, I like to burn up the field with a dead out gallop, as fast as a horse can carry me. That's a lot of power to perch on and trust with your life.

Yes, Dark Lover is the first book in the series and they just keep getting better. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it.
I know about "riding fence" and rounding up cattle, and the worst...building fence. I am one tough gal, lol. I grew up on a farm. Received my first pony, after months of begging, at age six. I've owned many different breeds, spotted saddle horse, hackney pony, quarter horse, grade horses. I currently own a Grand National registered Saddldbred from the Sultan line (he's very talented and should belong to someone who has time to show him), a Tennessee Walker, and an Appaloosa. My appy is elderly and went blind last year, but I couldn't have him put down. Now he just stands around and eats. The other two I ride when I have time, which isn't often. I used to ride an Arabian stallion for a friend to keep him from turning into a bomb, lol, wow, what a thrill ride.

My other obsession, vampire fiction...let's see, for a good scare (okay, it was scary when I read it as a kid) try Salem's Lot by Stephen King. It's one of my favorites. The vampires are not hot and sexy, they're vicious and evil. For vampires that get the girl and fight bad guys, try J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. They are listed as romance, but I hear plenty of men are reading them too. They have lots of action and the vampires are the good guys.

I'm still working on my library. I paid for a membership yesterday, but it still says freebie, and I can only enter three more books till they fix my account. Blah!
Hi. Thanks for adding my library as interesting. I see you grew up with horses...me too. I have three of the beasts.
Since you asked... I am liking this book "The Art of the Book" it is a bit dry in the writing (not unexpected) and academic, facts without a flourish of opinion, but the examples are wonderful. Visual candy. But, then, I am crazy about this kind of stuff. I would be one of those people who spend a week in this section (The National Art Library) of the Victoria and Albert Museum, just looking at the old manuscripts, printed periodicals with illustrations, old books and dust. It's magical.

I saw the Jasper Johns exhibit "Gray" at the Chicago Art Institute the other week and there is a section of his work that combines lettering, words, newsprint articles and it is fascinating. I had never seen this before and really found it to be profoundly interesting and moving.

Glad to know we have more books in common - likely some poetry books as you seem to be very fond of poetry as am I. It was just too odd that it was only this ONE book.
Hello - Issa, good choice! I had to come see the illustration you mentioned in Poetry chat ... very nice. I'm a big fan of haiku.

LT says we have no books in common. How odd, I have just bought within the last few days the book you have a picture of here on your page... "The Art of the Book." so now we have at least one. (maybe I need to enter some more of my books...)

Iris
Loved Ash Wednesday by TS Elliot!
Welcome to Books Compared. I loved your review of Catalogs of Crime - "no embarrassing episodes of spiritualism"? LOL. I'm looking forward to your contributions of your wit and wisdom to the BC group.
Thanks for your message. Somehow I don't really think of my life as particularly exciting, although I suppose it has its share of incidents. I guess, like many people, I tend to compartmentalize things far too much. As I sit here at my laptop, it's curiously difficult to bring my "work world" into any kind of sharp focus -- it's hard even to remember what I did last week. And once I'm back on the job, what seems important to me right now goes into hibernation.

Actually, if you're raising two children, I'm totally in awe of you. I've only had a hand (definitely in a "supporting actor" role) in bringing up one -- and that pushed my limits in a major way. I'd like to know more about them, if you'd feel comfortable sharing.

I'll try to do some work on my profile. When I stumbled across LT, it pretty much seemed like only a nifty idea for cataloging personal libraries. But the more I delve inside, the richer it gets.

What work do you do at your university? There can be something magical about an academic environment. Do you find it so?

As to vices, secret or otherwise, I'm afraid there's nothing much worth spending time on. Pretty unremarkable. Actually, let me retract that. I think my imagination shows a considerable lack of restraint. As far back as I can remember, it's been unruly. And reading does not help.
Hey Hey There!

You really are keen on Poetry aren't you?! I'm really enjoying reading your posts.
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