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Life, Backwards

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. —  Søren Kierkegaard I work at a large research library at a large research university in the American South. I came to work at the library thirty-five years … Continue reading

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Greek Shorts

I’ve been continuing to indulge my re-awakened fascination with ancient Greece, raiding the library’s stacks for a variety of books to amuse and enlighten me.  Today, a few brief reviews of my peregrinations. After thoroughly enjoying Joan Breton Connelly’s The … Continue reading

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Living With The Mighty Dead

Adam Nicolson’s marvelous new book, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters (Collins, 2014), was stripped of its title for publication in the United States and released with only its comparatively bald and puny subtitle instead.  Normally, I wouldn’t quibble with … Continue reading

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