School of Scribes

IMG_1495More of your brain is involved when reading than it is when you watch television… because you are supplying just about everything… you’re a creator. (Margaret Atwood)

And she should know…

2014 – currently in progress/on the bed stand

Consciousness, Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Christof Koch (MIT Press)

Founding Gardeners-The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the Nation  by Andrea Wulf (Alfred A. Knopf)

On the Nature of Things by Lucretius (translated by Walter Englert/Focus Philisophical Library)

The Longman Anthology, British Literature

Lapham’s Quarterly, Summer 2013, THE SEA


The Pleasures of Diaries, Four Centuries of Private Writing, Edited by Ronald Blythe (Pantheon Books)  interesting assortment of English diarists with particularly vivid and moving entries from World War I…many last entries from the trenches, others with Downtonesque upper class snobbery.


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