The OF Blog: Been a long time since I've posted some book porn

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Been a long time since I've posted some book porn


Didn't buy but four books today with store credit at McKay's, but I think the four I got each were worth the month (over $40 in store credit) spent:

Very curious about the Short Stories by Latin American Women:  The Magic and the Real anthology, as it contains a mixture of women writers that I've read and enjoyed to varying degrees (Isabel Allende, Rosario Ferré, Elena Garro, Elena Poniatowska) with another 20 that I have not yet read.  I was also very fortunate to get the Library of America volume #233, American Antislavery Writings, still in its shrinkwrap for only $20.  Toying with the idea in the future of doing a series of essays on the Civil War era volumes that LoA has produced so far (might wait until spring 2014, after the release of the fourth volume of the Civil War series they are producing is released).

Finally, couldn't pass up two Loeb Library editions of Julius Caesar's The Gallic War and Cicero V:  Brutus, Orator.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Essential Tagore: this book is a really good choice!

"Finally, couldn't pass up two Loeb Library editions of Julius Caesar's The Gallic War and Cicero V: Brutus, Orator."

Waste of money.


cseresz

Lsrry said...

I agree about the Tagore, although I do need to revisit in the near future.

As for the Loeb editions, well... I'd like to improve my Latin comprehension (took 3 grammar classes, one on translating The Aeneid, and another on Greek/Roman lit in translation), since it's been 19 years since my last Latin class. I know some of their translations are outdated, to say the least, but even those can help me when I'm trying to recall periphrastics and other grammatical constructions.

 
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