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Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of Compassion
Stephen Levine
Collected Stories of William Faulkner
William Faulkner
The Glass Key
Dashiell Hammett
The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation)
Peter Cole
Accent on Form: An Anticipation of the Science of Tomorrow
Lancelot Law Whyte
The Expert versus the Object: Judging Fakes and False Attributions in the Visual Arts
Ronald D. Spencer
War and Peace
Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy
The Position of Things: Collected Poems 1961-1992
Adriano Spatola
The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain (Mandarin Chinese and English Edition)
Cold Mountain (Han Shan)
Selected Prose, Daybooks, and Papers


Divagations - Stéphane Mallarmé, Barbara Johnson [author: stephane mallarmé]'s poetry is often absolutely untranslatable [but listen to the music in a line such as "abolit le bibelot d'inanité sonore"], and his brilliant prose ain't easy either, but ripe with new directions and often still virgin soil. this editon tackles a good number with decent respect, rewarding attention. [speaking translation and [author: stephane mallarmé], it's interesting to read his translation of monsieur poë's raven (courbeau) and also his text book of english grammar (E.G., translating "matching" for pareil is on the dime, perfect anglo-sax, rather than the usual latinate "similar to."baudelaire grabbed the heartrimbaud aced the imagerymallarmé caught the music of thought (and lautrec cashed a check ... )