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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

ABC of Reading

ABC of Reading - Ezra Pound The first few pages might suffice: they can force a needed demolition job on much of the garbage we've all been fed and led to follow over the years. How to categorize pound? "The Wasteland ~ A Facsimile" shows what an incredible editor he was; Hugh Kenner's indispensable "Pound Era" makes the case for his translations from Chinese (as Eliot says, Pound "invented Chinese for the West") and troubador lyrics; essayist (from art criticism to economics), composer (a kind of cubist medieval sound, now available from Other Minds), poet (Cantos can get thorny but "Hugh Selwyn Mauberly" can't be beat): I'd say he was kind of a force of nature.