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May 23, 2005



I loved The Sea, the Sea! Luxuriate is the perfect word. Another Murdoch waits by my bedside.

The Murdoch, the Murdoch!

Thanks for going along with the tag, good book sport.


Oh, lord, a few years ago, well into "middle age" I finally found that person who could and would read Rilke to me both in the German and in the Stephen Mitchell translation, which probably should have been my tip-off because I don't care much for SM's translation, and this person was otherwise so deeply flawed that it put me off Rilke probably forever. At the very least I can probably never be seduced with poetry again.

Chan S.

Amy, thanks for the meme[ories]. 'The Murdoch, The Murdoch' indeed!

Molly, put off Rilke forever, oh no! (But there is something about Rilke's poetry that makes it particularly susceptible to that kind of unhappy use, I think.)


I am glad to see you didn't wait till your birthday to get Gilead.

Chan S.

Yes, me too. Now to find a nice uninterrupted span of time in which to read it...maybe I'll ask for *that* for my birthday!

Mia, the Nature Nut

Hi Chan,

I considered myself tagged and posted some bookish bits and bites on my garden blog, along with a link to your post.



Great blog! (combines two of my favorite passions as well; books & gardens!) hope you don't mindmy linking you on my blog!

Happy Reading & Many Blooms to ya!

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