11.8.06

books on the new shelf

Overland 183
Brewer's Rogues, Villains & Eccentrics - William Donaldson
Gallipoli - Les Carlyon
The Thallium Enthusiasms - Noel Sanders
The Book of Signs - Rudolf Koch
Victorian Anthropology - George W. Stocking jr.
Poems of Fernando Pessoa
Otoliths issue one, parts 1 & 2
The Godwits Fly - Robin Hyde
The History of the Roman World, 753 to 146 BC - H. H. Scullard
Embers - Sandor Márai
Crete: The Battle and the Resistance - Antony Beevor
The Quest for Origins - K. R. Howe
Dr Johnson & Mr Savage - Richard Holmes
The Prince and The Discourses - Niccoli Machiavelli
The Portuguese Seaborne Empire - C. R. Boxer
Manhood - Michael Leiris
Claude Lévi-Strauss: an Introduction - Octavio Paz
How are Verses Made - Vladimir Mayakovsky
Call Me Ishmael - Charles Olson
Lichtenberg - Aphorisms and Letters

When imagination fails, we make lists - Anon

(There's another one over at dérives)

3 comments:

Jill said...

The Scullard book takes me right back to studying ancient history at school. We used his 'From the Gracchi to Nero: a history of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68'. I can still see its green and white cover. Jill

Martin Edmond said...

Hi Jill - it's a tough read, the Scullard. Someone let go their Roman History texts to the St Vinnies round the corner & I bought it because I'm ignorant in that area & feel the lack ... but not making much progress. Perhaps I need a task-master?

Jill said...

At high school we didn't 'read' it, we 'studied' it, ie mined it for whatever fact and argument we needed for an essay or test. I think I have a copy still - not my school copy which had to be returned but one acquired in someone's throw-out. It's on one of those shelves with multi-layers.