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Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake by Northrop Frye
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and profound, June 23 2003
I recently re-read a number of my book on Blake--I made a serious study of him as a philosophy student in graduate school--and discovered again how most of them, good as they are, pale next to Northrop Frye's masterful work. If you want to understand Blake's thought, this is the book to read. It is serious and challenging, but always readable. I can't think of another book I've read that packs more insights into every page.
The Vault by Peter Lovesey
The Vault by Peter Lovesey
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, previously unknown paintings by (maybe) William Blake, and bones discovered in a vault are just some of the ingredients in this diverting puzzler starring Lovesey's irascible detective, Peter Diamond. Lovesey does his usual neat job of tying together seemingly unrelated mysteries. Diverting, funny, and satisfying.
The Giants and the Dodgers: Four Cities, Two Teams&hellip by Andrew Goldblatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Baseball's best rivalry, June 18 2003
This book tells the story of the longest-standing rivalry in baseball with color, humor, and terrific recountings of the rivalry's best years, from the 19th century through the 2002 season. The portraits of the principals, not only the players but the managers (McGraw, Wilbert Robinson, Durocher, Dressen, Dark, Alston, Baker, Lasorda et al.) and owners (especially O'Malley and Stoneham) are nicely drawn. And woven in are the tales of the four cities that gave birth and rebirth to the rivalry. Above all a good baseball story, but some very interesting history as well, and all of it very well written.