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Tartuffe, by Moliere; Published by the Arion Press

“To be flawlessly monstrous is, thank heaven, not easy.” “Life, happily, will not have it.” (Trigger warning: Politics…but, hey, it’s Moliere!)

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Women Writers in Fine Press, Revisited

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about women writers being represented in fine and private press offerings. And about my reading of women writers generally. That post can be reviewed here. I embarked on a year … Continue reading

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Poetry of Sappho; Published by the Arion Press

…“Whom again do I persuade to take you back into her love? Who, Sappho, is doing you wrong?” These lines from a poem of Sappho speak to us across the millennium. It’s been twenty-six centuries since this intriguing and unforgettable … Continue reading

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Published by the Arion Press

The Age of Innocence seems an appropriate title to begin my first fine press review by a women writer in almost two years. Since I reviewed Rachel Carson’s Undersea published by the Nawakum Press, I’ve reviewed fifteen other books by … Continue reading

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Women Writers in Fine Press

I’m a feminist. And I try very hard to be a good one as well as a consistent ally to the women in my life and around me. I watch my male privilege closely but oft times one can’t help … Continue reading

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Notes from the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

I’ve just returned from a book weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area where I was able to spend a day at both the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair and the CODEX Book Fair.

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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman; Published by the Arion Press

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue … Continue reading

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Moby Dick; Published by University of California Press & Arion Press

As an Arion Press subscriber, it would be disingenuous to claim that I did not wish that my subscription had begun in 1979 when the press’ leviathan edition of Moby Dick was published. Alas, I was but a senior in … Continue reading

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A Coney Island of the Mind; Published by the Arion Press

I’ve been visiting San Francisco regularly since I switched to the west coast from the east coast by way of university somewhere in between. One constant of my visits has been bookstores. Another has been bars. Now it leans heavily … Continue reading

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Melville’s Selected Poems; Published by the Arion Press

Like many people for whom Moby Dick is the first thing that comes to mind when Herman Melville is mentioned, I’m not sure I was really aware of his poetry. Even after my second reading of Moby Dick, I never … Continue reading

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