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Leslie Stephen Mountaineering

Leslie Stephen Mountaineering

Nobody can deny that there are serious dangers in Alpine climbing...

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Susan Daitch Greening

Susan Daitch Greening

You could repeat escapes over the Berlin Wall. Was she really there?

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Where did the what sailor go?

Where did the what sailor go?

Chekhov death fanatics abound. His last sip of champagne. The whole thing about the popping of the cork...

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Stuart Walton: On Eccles Street

Stuart Walton: On Eccles Street

Beneath the cultural motley and profanities, Joyce's Ulysses is powered by love...

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In Australia

In Australia

Fire, a defining feature of Australian history, might have been expected to produce a great storyteller...

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Greg Gerke on Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina

Greg Gerke on Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina

My brand of nirvana often starts with a paragraph or a string of sentences...

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Andre Gerard on Vernon Lee

Andre Gerard on Vernon Lee

Scholars exploring ideas of literary empathy are particularly interested in Lee's work...

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Vernon Lee: From Moral Ruins

Vernon Lee: From Moral Ruins

Reading one’s own old books is always a queer sentimental experience...

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Idly Scribble Poems

Idly Scribble Poems

Even if we live alone, even if extremely recluse, we still probably argue...

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Ever Expostulating

Ever Expostulating

What’s necessary? And what’s good?

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Nature Overseeds

Nature Overseeds

A couple of weeks ago, meeting for a beer with fish and chips at a local English styled pub where soccer from the real England was playing on hanging television sets...

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We Are on Our Way

We Are on Our Way

These days, I’m not sure why I still bother to maintain a phone...

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Basement Books or Green Bookcase

Basement Books or Green Bookcase

At first I thought they were talking about India Pale Ale...

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1 Raccoon, 1 More

1 Raccoon, 1 More

a dozen oysters a lemon a loaf of bread...

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Readerz N Bookhood

Readerz N Bookhood

Books in their physical form turn out to be endlessly adaptable, not just in the domestic space as doorstops...

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We Read: Why?

We Read: Why?

Most of the books in my collection predate barcodes and current ISBN formats...

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