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Books I Read in February which I did not post upon
The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kami
Autumn by Ali Smith. Part one of s forthcoming tetralogy
The Inferno by Dante in a new translation by Peter Thornton
The poetry of Edna Saint Vincent Millay
Loving Robert Lowell by Sandra Hochman
Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire by Kay Jamison
Literary Biographies for February
Edna Saint Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
Ted Hughes by Jonathan Bate
Antoine Saint-Exupréy by Stacy Schiff
All three of these biographies were first rate.
Novels posted on
I read two debut novels in February
Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector and
Beautiful Ape Girl Baby by Heather Fowler
Plus The Parasites by Daphne du Maurier
The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge (set in London during WW Two)
"The Kidnapping of Pearl Button" by Katherine Mansfield (1909)
"Babette's Feast" by Karen Blixen
Letters to a Young Writer by Colum McCann- for sure worth reading
Grigory Rasputin The Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith-must Reading for those into late Romanov history.
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