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The spires of the St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in this country, soars over the centuries old French Quarter and Jackson Square in my hometown, New Orleans. Like Rome, if one would understand New Orleans history, one must take a journey to New Orleans someday. But if one would like to understand New Orleans culture, one must set down roots and live there for the rest of their lives. That is one of my ongoing “Journeys into Understanding” as the subtitle of “A Reader's Journey” says, so I have designed this webpage to give you some visual hints of this journey of mine.
Why another webpage for “A Reader's Journal, Vol. 2”? one might ask. There is already a full chronological list of the reviews that I wrote after I published ARJ Vol. 1 in book form. The reason is to give new readers of ARJ2 a chance to read the reviews by Category. The categories are the Chapter Headings listed at the top of this page.
It is not always practical to acquire books of every author that one is interested in, so I offer these reviews to you, dear Reader, for your reading enjoyment and edification. Through reading these reviews you will be able to accompany me on my journey into understanding — only know this: that your journey will be different than mine because it will be your unique journey into understanding or at least a journey that you and I have taken together. As Orson Scott Card says in his book, Ender's Game in the Introduction:[page xxv] The story of Ender's Game is not this book, though it has that title emblazoned on it. The story is one that you and I will construct together in your memory. If the story means anything to you at all, then when you remember it afterward, think of it, not as something I created, but rather as something that we made together.
Readers in countries around the world have acquired bound copies of ARJ 1. The reviews that followed the publication of ARJ 1 were posted immediately to the Internet and will remain available in chronological order [newest to oldest] there, with new reviews being added each month. In addition, reviews are being written and posted to A Reader's Treasury, which when completed will contain over 860 reviews of books that I have previously read some 15 to 30 years ago. These books stem from a time before I began writing reviews of books directly I completed them. And, of course, there are the approximately 400 reviews of ARJ 1 that are now posted for reading on-line.
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Volume 2A Reader's Journal — Journeys into Understanding
One of the joys being a writer is receiving praise from readers, especially praise that describes one's writing pointedly such as that which filled this email from Sandy Sellers from Ontario, Canada. For his perspicacious critique of my work, we made him an Honored Reader for February 2003. Here's an excerpt from that email in which he talks about my reviews.
I've been visiting your website the last few days and reading your reviews. I am suitably cautioned by what you said in your review of The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom: “a reading of original texts allows one to form a vital understanding of issues that a reading of shallow rehashes of such texts does not."
Your work, of course, could never be considered a “shallow rehash”: it is of a different genre entirely, and seemingly all your own. It has a freshness and honesty born of the entry of your person into the essays. Kind of a "integrating participatory syntopic" style if I had to attach labels.
It is a privilege and inspiration to witness and read these reviews-- outward and visible signs of what I daresay is an intimate spiritual practice. The reviews are simultaneously original creations and simulacrums of the original works. Borrowing upon your metaphor of books, [Books are Lighthouses Erected in the Sea of Time] I sometimes see the collected reviews as providing one mariner's chart of the lighthouses that have been left for us by the authors past and present.
While grazing through the website, I am struck by the extra care you have brought to the presentation of each review. I am thinking of the animation of the Burning Bush, the stained windows of the Gospel writers, the awesome chart on the Two Jesus's with the review of Steiner's St. Luke, and the like. Such things speak to me of a reverence you have for the work and the reader: it all adds a quality of warmth to this all-too-cold Internet.
– Sandy Sellers of Ontario, Canada (2003)
These words came from the author of Blowing Zen:Bobby, someone forwarded your excellent book review of Blowing Zen. I can't say I've ever seen a more comprehensive and detailed report on any book. You know, when you have to send in an outline of the book to an agent or an editor it often seems more difficult than the actual writing of the book. I would have been well pleased with what you came up with. -- Ray Brooks, California (2003)
These next two emails came from the author of Lewis Creek Lost and Found and Bright Colors, Falsely Seen:
Man, oh man, these reviews just keep getting better and better! Thanks for the Christian Mystery review. I loved hearing you give new meaning to "Good Mountain Review"; I'll think of that mountain of books--and mounting knowledge--from now on.
--- Kevin Dann of Woodstock, Vermont (2003)
A few days later when Kevin got his photo posted in the author's slot at top left of two of his books I've reviewed, I wrote to him with the Subject line: "See Kevin Smile." He wrote back:
Smiling I was when I went to your newly illustrated reviews--not from the photo, but your jaunty reviews. I reread them and found myself getting re-interested in these subjects which had become old news. . .
Thanks for the smiles!
Received this from a good reader in New Orleans:Here's a comment from a good Reader about my first ever movie review, Beavis and Butthead Do America:
Just finished reading your review of Steiner's The Christian Mystery. It was fabulous. I want to read the book myself now but think I really grasped a lot from your review. Thank you for this one and all your reviews.
--- Jean Watts of New Orleans, Louisiana (2003)I was wondering where you were going with this --- the Mr. Magoo perception is the first idea that allows B&B to make any acceptable sense. But, I must admit, I had no idea that the point you were going to make would be so short, so sweet, and so alien to the nature of the subject! Good point!
Carol Golden, Florida (1997)
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ARJ, Vol. 2, TABLE OF CONTENTS
~^~^~^ Evolution of Consciousness ^~^~^~
Author ( First Name Last Name) Full Title of Book Reviewed Andrews, Andy The Noticer — Sometimes All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective Arden, Harvey and Steve Wall Travels in a Stone Canoe Auel, Jean The Shelters of Stone — Fifth Novel in Earth's Children Series Barfield, Owen History in English Words Barnes, Henry A Life for the Spirit — Rudolf Steiner in the Crosscurrents of Our Time Barrow, John D. The Artful Universe Bauby, Jean-Dominique The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Berthier, Francois Reading Zen in the Rocks — The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden Bloom, Allan The Closing of the American Mind — How Higher Education has Failed Democracy Bloom, Harold Omens of Millennium — The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection Bloomer, Carolyn M. Principles of Visual Perception Broks, Paul Into the Silent Land — Travels in Neuropsychology Bruner, Jerome On Knowing — Essays for the Left Hand Bruner, Jerome The Process of Education Cahill, Thomas The Gifts of the Jews — How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels Cahill, Thomas How the Irish Saved Civilization — The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe Calvino, Italo If on a winter's night — A Novel Calvino, Italo Six Memos for the New Millennium Castaneda, Carlos The Active Side of Infinity Castaneda, Carlos The Power of Silence Cheney, Margaret Tesla — Man Out of Time Chesterton, Gilbert Keith The Man Who Was Thursday Cleary, Thomas The Human Element — A Course in Resourceful Thinking Colum, Padraic The Trojan War and the Adventures of Odysseus Cruse, Don with Robert Zimmer Evolution and the New Gnosis - Anti-establishment Essays on Knowledge, Science, Religion and Casual Logic Cruttenden, Walter Lost Star of Myth and Time Damasio, Antonio R. Descartes's Error — Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain Dann, Kevin A Short Story of American Destiny — 1909 - 2009 Dann, Kevin Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau Dann, Kevin Bright Colors, Falsely Seen — Synaesthesia & Search for Transc. Knowledge Dann, Kevin Lewis Creek Lost and Found Edelman, Gerald M. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire — On the Matter of Mind Edelman, Gerald M. The Remembered Present Edinger, H. G. Thucydides — Speeches of Pericles[Translated by, Introduction by, Notes by and Comments by] Eiseley, Loren The Star Thrower — Introduction by W. H. Auden Elbow, Peter Embracing Contraries — Explorations in Learning and Teaching Eisentein, Charles The Yoga of Eating - Transcending Diets and Dogma to Nourish the Natural Self Forbes, Edna Exit to Reality Keller, Evelyn Fox A Feeling for the Organism — Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Frankfurt, Harry G. On Bullshit Frankfurt, Harry G. The Reasons of Love Galambos, Andrew Joseph Sic Itur Ad Astra — This is the Way to the Stars, Volume 1 Griffiths, Paul E. What Emotions Really Are Handler, Lowell Twitch and Shout - A Touretter's Tale Hayek, Friedrich A. [edited by and intro] Capitalism and the Historians Heath, Spencer Citadel, Market, and Altar Hugill, Andrew 'Pataphysics — A Useless Guide Hilts, Philip J. Memory's Ghost — the Nature of Memory and the Strange Tale of Mr. M. Horgan, John The End of Science Booth, Martin The Doctor and the Detective — A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Johnson, Mark The Body in the Mind — The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, & Reason Khema, Ayya Being Nobody Going Nowhere Kipp, Friederich Childhood and Human Evolution Kohl, Herbert I Won't Learn from You — and other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment Langer, Ellen Counterclockwise — Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility LeDoux, Joseph The Emotional Brain Levin, Benjamin H. To Spit Against the Wind — A Novel about the turbulent Life and Times of Tom Paine Lodge, David Thinks . . . (A Novel on Consciousness) Lowman, Joseph Mastering the Techniques of Teaching Margolis, Howard Paradigms and Barriers — How Habits of Mind Govern Scientific Beliefs Marriott, Edward The Lost Tribe — A Harrowing Passage into New Guinea's Heart of Darkness Matherne, Bobby Art is the Process of Destruction Matherne, Bobby Doyletics — Basic Theory Matherne, Bobby The Childhood of Humanity Matherne, Bobby The SPIZZNET File — An Adventure in Inter-species Communication Maeterlinck, Maurice The Life of the Bee May, Rollo The Courage to Create McConkey, James The Anatomy of Memory — An Anthology McGonigal, Jane Reality Is Broken — Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World McWhorter, John Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue — The Untold History of English Montagu, Ashley Touching — The Human Significance of the Skin Niffenegger, Audrey The Time Traveler's Wife — A Novel Panek, Richard Seeing and Believing — How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes and Minds to the Heavens Pollack, Robert The Missing Moment — How the Unconscious Shapes Modern Science Paulos, John Allen I Think, Therefore I Laugh — An Alternative Approach to Philosophy Paulsen, Michael and Kenneth Feldman Teaching & Learning in the College Classroom Perrin, Warren Acadian Redemption — From Beausoleil Broussard to Queen's Proclamation Petroski, Henry To Engineer Is Human — The Role of Failure in Successful Design (1992) Petroski, Henry Success Through Failure — The Paradox of Design (2006) Pribram, Karl (edited by) On The Biology of Learning Rank, Otto The Trauma of Birth Rescher, Nicholas Peirce's Philosophy of Science Roberts, Jane The Magical Approach (A Seth Book) Rosenfield, Israel The Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten — An Anatomy of Consciousness Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Emile or On Education Rusbridger, Alan Play It Again — An Amateur Against The Impossible Sacks, Oliver Musicophilia — Tales of Music and the Brain Sacks, Oliver The Island of the Colorblind Sacks, Oliver Uncle Tungsten — Memories of a Chemical Boyhood Saint, Steve & Ginny Walking His Trail — Signs of God Along the Way Sarason, Seymour B. The Challenge of Art to Psychology Sarte, Jean-Paul The Emotions — Outline of a Theory Schank, Roger C. Tell Me A Story — A New Look at Real and Artificial Memory Schlag, Pierre The Enchantment of Reason Searle, John R. Freedom & Neurobiology — Reflections on Free Will, Language, and Political Power Searle, John R. The Mystery of Consciousness Sobel, Dana Galileo's Daughter — A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Steiner, Rudolf Steiner The Genius of Language — Observations for Teachers, GA# 299, 6 Lectures in Stuttgart, Dec, Jan 1919, 20 Taleb, Nassim Nicholas The Black Swan — The Impact of the Highly Improbable Thompson, Morton The Cry and the Covenant Thompson, William Irwin Coming Into Being Thucydides — translated by H. G. Edinger The Speeches of Pericles — Milestones of Thought Tilly, Charles WHY? — What happens when people give reasons . . . and why Turner, Dan Twillinger's Voyage John Updike Just Looking — Essays on Art Kaisu Viikari M.D. Ph.D. The Struggle: Never to Be Forgotten Kaisu Viikari M.D. Ph.D. Ocular Accommodation Strain — How Close Work Impairs Health Zajonc, Arthur Catching the Light Zeig, Jeffrey K. Experiencing Erickson — An Introduction to the Man and his Work
~^~^~^ Quantum Reality ^~^~^~
Author ( First Name Last Name) Full Title of Book Reviewed Edelglass, Stephen The Physics of Human Experience ; Edelglass, Stephen and Georg Maier, Hans Gebert, John Davy The Marriage of Sense and Thought — Imaginative Participation in Science Pylkkänen, Paavo Mind, Matter, and the Implicate Order Rosenblum, Bruce and Fred Kuttner Quantum Enigma — Physics Encounters Consciousness
~^~^~^ Psychotherapy ^~^~^~
Author ( First Name Last Name) Full Title of Book Reviewed Abel, Alan How To Thrive on Rejection Farrelly, Frank and Jeff Brandsma Provocative Therapy Folensbee, Rowland W. The Neuroscience of Psychological Therapies Freud, Sigmund Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria Happé, Francesca Autism — An Introduction to Psychological Theory Hayman, Ronald A Life of Jung - A Biography Hesse, Hermann Demian — The Story of a Youth Kast, Verena Joy, Inspiration, and Hope Layard, John The Lady of the Hare — A Study of the Healing Power of Dreams Lazarus, Richard S. and Bernice N. Passion & Reason — Making Sense of Our Emotions Meier, C. A. The Unconscious in its Empirical Manifestations, Vol I of Psychology of C. G. Jung Sacks, Oliver The Mind's Eye Watzlawick, Paul The Situation Is Hopeless, But Not Serious Williams, Donna Nobody Nowhere
~^~^~^ Spiritual Science ^~^~^~
Author ( First Name Last Name) Full Title of Book Reviewed Aitken, Robert A Zen Wave — Basho's Haiku & Zen Al-Ghazzali The Alchemy of Happiness Bittleston, Adam The Lord's Prayer — Essay on Rudolf Steiner from "The Golden Blade" 1964 Brooks, Ray Blowing Zen — Finding An Authentic Life Brooks, Ray The Shadow That Seeks the Sun — A Story About Yogis, Bhogis, and an Unexpected Encounter Chadwick, David (edited by) To Shine One Corner of the World — Moments with Shunryu Suzuki as told by students Cruse, Don with Robert Zimmer Evolution and the New Gnosis — Anti-establishment Essays on Knowledge, Science, Religion and Casual Logic Cruse, Don GUEST ESSAY: Karl Popper and Owen Barfield and the Embattled Ideal of an Open Society Douglas-Klotz, Neil The Hidden Gospel — Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus Eiseley, Loren The Night Country Finaldi, Gabriele et al The Image of Christ — An Exhibition at The National Gallery London 26 Feb — 7 May 2000 Hall, Manly P. The Most Holy Trinosophia of Comte de St.-Germain Hopkins, Gerard Manley Hopkins — The Mystical Poet Kaine, Kristina GUEST ESSAY: "Michaelmas" A Talk given to Briar Hill Primary School in Australia Kaine, Kristina Guest Essay: Third Sign in the Gospel of St. John [5:1-18], Healing the Invalid — Go and Sin No More Kaine, Kristina Guest Essay: Dancing with the I Am — Meditation on the Eighth Beatitude using St John's Gospel Kaine, Kristina I Connecting — The Soul's Quest Khan, Hazrat Inayat Vol II: The Power of the Word and Cosmic Language Khan, Hazrat Inayat Vol IV: Healing Khan, Hazrat Inayat Vol VIII: Sufi Teachings Markides, Kyriacos C. Fire in the Heart — Healers, Mystics, and Sages Moore, Thomas Care of the Soul — A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life Megre, Vladmir Anastasia — The Ringing Cedars Series Book 1 Megre, Vladmir The Ringing Cedars of Russia — The Ringing Cedars Series Book 2 Megre, Vladmir The Space of Love — The Ringing Cedars Series Book 3 Megre, Vladmir Co-creation — The Ringing Cedars Series Book 4 Megre, Vladmir Who Are We? — The Ringing Cedars Series Book 5 Megre, Vladmir The Book of Kin — The Ringing Cedars Series Book 6 Megre, Vladmir The Energy of Life — The Ringing Cedars Series Book 7 Megré, Vladmir The New Civilization — Book 8.1 of The Ringing Cedars Series Needleman, Jacob. A Little Book on Love — A Wise and Inspiring Guide to Discovering the Gift of Love Nesfield-Cookson, Bernard The Mystery of the Two Jesus Children & Descent of the Spirit of the Sun Nichols, Kathleen Morning Glories — Poetry and Prose to Touch Your Heart O'Donohue, John Anam Cara A Book of Celtic Wisdom Ovason, David The Two Children — A Study of the Two Jesus Children in Literature and Art Paul, Shale The Warrior Within — A Guide to Inner Power Prokofieff, Sergei O. The Mystery of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist at the Turning Point of Time Rabey, Steve In the House of Memory — Ancient Celtic Wisdom for Everyday Life Sardello, Robert Love and Soul de Saint-Euxpéry, Antoine The Little Prince Schucman, Helen A Course in Miracles — Volume One: Text Schucman, Helen A Course in Miracles — Volume Two: Workbook Schuller, Robert Harold Move Ahead with Possibility Thinking — A Practical and Spiritual Challenge to Change Your Thinking and Your Life Shah, Amina The Tale of the Four Dervishes of Amir Khusru as retold by Amina Shah Sudo, Philip Toshio Zen Computer Walton, Solana Letters Through the Veil — A True Story Waterfield, Robin Prophet — The Life and Times of Kahlil Gibran Walton, Solana Letters Through the Veil — A True Story
Author ( First Name Last Name) Full Title of Book Reviewed Harwood, A. C. The Recovery of Man in Childhood — A Study Rudolf Steiner's Education Work Ramsbotham, Richard Who Wrote Bacon? — William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and James I — A Mystery for the Twenty-first Century Rittelmeyer, Friedrich Rudolf Steiner Enters My Life Shepherd, A. P. A Scientist of the Invisible Smith, Edward Reaugh David's Question "What is Man?" Vol 2 of Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy & HS Smith, Edward Reaugh The Burning Bush — Rudolf Steiner, Anthroposophy and Christianity Smith, Edward Reaugh The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved — unveiling the author of John's Gospel Smith, Edward Reaugh The Incredible Births of Jesus Smith, Edward Reaugh The Soul's Long Journey — How the Bible Reveals Reincarnation Belyi, Voloschin &Turgenieff "Reminiscences of Rudolf Steiner" Steiner, Rudolf Agriculture Course, GA#327 Steiner, Rudolf Angels — Selected Lectures Steiner, Rudolf An Esoteric Cosmology: Evolution, Christ & Modern Spirituality, GA#94, 18 Lectures in Paris in May, June 1906 Steiner, Rudolf An Occult Physiology, 8 Lectures in Prague, March 20-28, 1911 Steiner, Rudolf An Outline of Occult Science — Chapters 1, 2, 3 Nature of Humankind Steiner, Rudolf An Outline of Occult Science — Chapters 4 — Evolution of the Cosmos and Humankind Steiner, Rudolf (Work in Progress) An Outline of Occult Science — Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 — Initiation, Future of Evolution, Misc. Steiner, Rudolf Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts — Anthroposophy as a Path of Knowledge Steiner, Rudolf Anthroposophy — A Fragment Steiner, Rudolf Anthroposophy and Inner Life, Anthroposophy and Inner Life 9 Lectures, Dornach, Jan-Feb, 1924, GA#234 Steiner, Rudolf Approaches to Anthropsophy, GA#35 , Human Life from the Perspective of Spiritual Science Steiner, Rudolf Approaching the Mystery of Golgotha, GA#152 Ten Lectures in 1913, 1914 Steiner, Rudolf Architecture As a Synthesis of the Arts, GA#286, 8 Lectures in Berlin & Dornach, 1913, 14 Plus 6 Fragments and Articles Steiner, Rudolf Art as Seen in the Light of Mystery Wisdom, GA#275, 8 Lectures in Dornach, Dec-January, 1914/15 Steiner, Rudolf At Home in the Universe — Exploring our Suprasensory Nature-5 HagueTalks Steiner, Rudolf Atlantis — The Fate of a Lost Land and Its Secret Knowledge Steiner, Rudolf Awake! For the Sake of the Future, GA#220 — 12 Lectures in Dornach, Jan. 5 — Feb. 28, 1923 Steiner, Rudolf Background to the Gospel of St. Mark — 13 Lectures in Germany in 1910-1911 Steiner, Rudolf Balance in Teaching, GA#302a, 7 Lectures in Stuttgart in 1920, 23 Steiner, Rudolf Becoming the Archangel Michael's Companions, GA#217, 13 lectures in Stuttgart Oct. 3-15, 1922 Steiner, Rudolf Bees — 8 Lectures in Dornach in 1923 Steiner, Rudolf Broken Vessels — The Spiritual Structure of Human Frailty, GA#318 Steiner, Rudolf Building Stones for an understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha Steiner, Rudolf Chance Providence and Necessity — 8 Lectures in Dornach in 1915 Steiner, Rudolf Christ and the Spiritual World and the Search for the Holy Grail, GA#149 Steiner, Rudolf Christianity as Mystical Fact Steiner, Rudolf Colour, GA#291 — 12 lectures in Dornach 1914 to 1924 Steiner, Rudolf Cosmic and Human Metamorphoses — 7 lectures in Berlin 1917 Steiner, Rudolf Cosmic Memory — The Prehistory of Earth and Man Steiner, Rudolf Cosmic New Year, GA#195 — 5 lectures in Stuttgart Dec 21, 1919 to Jan 1, 1920 Steiner, Rudolf Cosmosophy, Volume 1, Cosmic Influences on the Human Being Steiner, Rudolf Cosmosophy, Volume 2, Cosmic Influences on the Human Being Steiner, Rudolf Deeper Secrets of Human History in the light of the Gospel of St. Matthew Steiner, Rudolf Discussions with Teachers, GA#295 , 15 Discussions at Stuttgart Waldorf School, 1919 Steiner, Rudolf Disease, Karma, and Healing, GA#107, Spiritual-Scientific Inquiries into the Nature of the Human Being Steiner, Rudolf Earthly Knowledge and Heavenly Wisdom — 9 Lectures in Dornach in February, 1923, GA#221 Steiner, Rudolf Education and Modern Spiritual Life — Twelve Lectures in England, 1923 Steiner, Rudolf Education as a Force for Social Good — GA#'s 296, 192, 330, 331 Steiner, Rudolf Education for Adolescents, GA#302 Steiner, Rudolf Extending Practical Medicine — Co-author: Ita Wegman Steiner, Rudolf Faith, Love, Hope: The Third Revelation to Mankind — 2 Lectures in Nuremburg, Dec. 2&3 1911 Steiner, Rudolf Founding a Science of the Spirit — 14 Lectures in Stuttgart, Aug-Sept, 1906, GA#95 Steiner, Rudolf Four Mystery Dramas Steiner, Rudolf Freud, Jung, & Spiritual Psychology, GA#s 178, 143, 205 Steiner, Rudolf From Jesus To Christ — 10 Lectures in Karlsruhe, October 1911 Steiner, Rudolf From Crystals to Crocodiles
Answers to Questions, 10 Sessions in Dornach, August to September, 1922
Steiner, Rudolf From Comets to Cocaine (Q&A on Health & Illness)
Answers to Questions, October 1922 to February, 1923
Steiner, Rudolf From Limestone to Lucifer — Answers to Questions — 10 discussions February to May, 1923 Steiner, Rudolf From Mediums to Mammoths — Answers to Questions, 16 Sessions in Dornach, May to September, 1923 Steiner, Rudolf From Elephants to Einstein — Answers to Questions — 10 discussions January to February, 1924 Steiner, Rudolf From Beetroot to Buddhism
Answers to Questions, March to June, 1924
Steiner, Rudolf From Sunspots to Strawberries — Answers to Questions, June to September, 1924 Steiner, Rudolf From Symptom to Reality in Modern History, GA#185 — ~ 9 Lectures given in Dornach from Oct. 18, 1918 to Nov. 3, 1918 Steiner, Rudolf Fruits of Anthroposophy Steiner, Rudolf Genesis — Secrets of Creation, 11 Lectures, Munich, Aug 16-20, 1920, GA#122 Steiner, Rudolf Goethe's Theory of Knowledge — A Book, GA#2 Steiner, Rudolf Guidance in Esoteric Training — Talks & writings 1903-1913, GA#245 Steiner, Rudolf Guardian Angels — Connecting with our Spiritual Guides and Helpers Steiner, Rudolf Harmony of the Creative Word, GA#230 — The Human Being and the Elemental, Animal, Plant and Animal Kingdoms, 12 Lectures in Dornach, Oct. 19-Nov. 11, 1923 Steiner, Rudolf How Can Mankind Find the Christ Again? — 8 Lectures in Dornach in 1918-9 Steiner, Rudolf How the Spiritual World Projects into Physical Existence, GA#150 — ~ The Influence of the Dead ~ 10 Lectures in Europe, Jan to Dec, 1913 Steiner, Rudolf Human and Cosmic Thought Steiner, Rudolf Human Values in Education, GA#310 , 10 Lectures in Arnmeim, Holland on July 17-24, 1924 Steiner, Rudolf Illness and Therapy, GA#313, Spiritual-Scientific Aspects of Healing Steiner, Rudolf Initiation Science and the Development of the Human Mind, GA#228 Steiner, Rudolf Inner Reading and Inner Hearing — Achieving Being in the World of Ideas, GA#156, 12 Lectures, Dornach in Dec. 1914 Steiner, Rudolf Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine, GA#312, Lectures 1&2, Dornach on March 21, 22, 1920 Steiner, Rudolf Introducing Anthroposophical Medicine, GA#312, Lectures 3 to 7, Dornach on March 23 to 27, 1920 Steiner, Rudolf Jeshu ben Pandira, Who Prepared the Way For Understanding of Christ Impulse Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 1 Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 2 Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 3 Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 4 Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 5 (parts of GA230, see KR7) Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 6, also includes GA235, 236 Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 7 (parts of GA239, see KR5) Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships — Esoteric Studies, Volume 8 Steiner, Rudolf Learning to See into the Spiritual World Steiner, Rudolf Life Between Death & Rebirth Steiner, Rudolf Life of the Human Soul and its Relation to World Evolution, GA#212 Steiner, Rudolf Macrocosm and Microcosm Steiner, Rudolf Man and the World of Stars Steiner, Rudolf Man as a Being of Sense and Perception, GA# 206 Steiner, Rudolf Man in the Light of Occultism, Theosophy, and Philosophy Steiner, Rudolf Man in the Past, Present and Future andThe Sun-Initiation and Moon Science of the Druid Priest Steiner, Rudolf Manifestations of Karma, GA#305, 11 Lectures in Hamburg, May, 1910 Steiner, Rudolf Materialism and the Task of Anthroposophy Steiner, Rudolf Michaelmas and the Soul-Forces of Man — 4 Lectures in Vienna in 1923 Steiner, Rudolf Mystery of the Universe, GA#201 — The Human Being, Image of Creation Steiner, Rudolf Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age Steiner, Rudolf Necessity and Freedom — 5 Lectures in Berlin in 1916 Steiner, Rudolf Nutrition and Stimulants Steiner, Rudolf Occult History — Historical Personalities & Events in the Light of Spiritual Science, GA#126, 6 Lectures, Stuttgart, 1910-1911 Steiner, Rudolf Old and New Methods of Initiation, GA#210, 14 Lectures Dornach, etal, in Jan, Feb, March, 1922 Steiner, Rudolf Physiology and Healing, GA#314 Treatment, Therapy and Hygiene Steiner, Rudolf Reincarnation and Karma Steiner, Rudolf The Riddle of Man — A Book from 1916 [GA 20] Steiner, Rudolf Riddles of the Soul — A Book from 1917, GA 21 Steiner, Rudolf The Roots of Education, GA#309 — 5 Lectures, April 13 — 17, 1924 in Bern, Switzerland Lindenberg, Christoph Rudolf Steiner — A Biography Steiner, Rudolf Secret Brotherhoods and the Mystery of the Human Double — Lectures in Switzerland, November, 1917 Steiner, Rudolf Secrets of the Threshold — 8 Lectures in Munich, August, 1913 Steiner, Rudolf Self-Consciousness — The Spiritual Human Being 1921 Lectures in Oslo Steiner, Rudolf Social Issues Meditative Thinking & the Threefold Social Order, GA# 334 Steiner, Rudolf Soul Economy Body, Soul, and Spirit in Waldorf Education — 16 Lectures in Dornach, Dec, Jan 1921, 22 Steiner, Rudolf Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature Steiner, Rudolf Spiritual Science as a Foundation for Social Forms, 18 Lectures Aug-Sept, 1920 Steiner, Rudolf The Ahrimanic Deception — Lecture in Zurich, ct. 27, 1919 Steiner, Rudolf The Apocalypse of St. John — 12 Lectures in Nuremberg, in June, 1908 Steiner, Rudolf The Archangel Michael (also contains GA# 68, 194, etal) Steiner, Rudolf The Book of Revelation — lectures to 57 priests in Sept, 1924 Steiner, Rudolf The Boundaries of Natural Science — [foreword by Saul Bellow] Steiner, Rudolf The Bridge Between Universal Spirituality and the Physical Constitution of Man, GA#202 Steiner, Rudolf The Child's Changing Consciousness as the Basis of Pedagogical Practice, GA#306 Steiner, Rudolf The Challenge of the Times, GA#186 Steiner, Rudolf The Connection Between the Living and the Dead, GA#168 Steiner, Rudolf The Christian Mystery Steiner, Rudolf The Dead Are With Us, GA#182 Steiner, Rudolf The Destinies of Individuals and of Nations Steiner, Rudolf The Easter Festival — Evolution of the Mysteries, GA#233a, 4 Lectures, Dornach 1924 Steiner, Rudolf The Education of the Child — Early Lectures on Education [1906-1911] Steiner, Rudolf The Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy — An Essay in 1909 (Including in the Above Book in this list as its first Lecture.) Steiner, Rudolf The Effects of Esoteric Development Steiner, Rudolf The Esoteric Aspect of the Social Question, GA#193, The Individual and Society Steiner, Rudolf The Essentials of Education, GA#308 , Lectures in Stuttgart, April, 1919 Steiner, Rudolf The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness, GA#177 — 14 Lectures in Dornach in 1917 Steiner, Rudolf The Fifth Gospel — From the Akashic Record Steiner, Rudolf The Foundations of Human Experience — 14 Lectures in Dornach, Aug. to Sept. 1919 GA# 293 Steiner, Rudolf The Four Sacrifices of Christ — Lecture in Basel, June 1, 1914, GA# 152 Steiner, Rudolf The Gospel of St. John [Hamburg] Steiner, Rudolf The Gospel of St. John in Relation to the other Gospels Steiner, Rudolf The Gospel of St. Luke Steiner, Rudolf The Gospel of St. Mark — 10 Lectures in Basel, Switzerland in Sept, 1912 Steiner, Rudolf The Gospel of St. Matthew Steiner, Rudolf The Healing Process — Spirit, Nature, and Our Bodies, GA#319 Steiner, Rudolf The Influences of Lucifer and Ahriman — (also GA# 193) Steiner, Rudolf The Influences of Spiritual Beings on Man, GA#102 Steiner, Rudolf The Karma of Untruthfulness, Volume 1, 12 Lectures in Dornach, 1 in Basel, DEC 1916 Steiner, Rudolf The Karma of Untruthfulness, Volume 2, 12 Lectures in Dornach, JAN 1917 Steiner, Rudolf The Karma of Vocation Steiner, Rudolf The Kingdom of Childhood — Introductory Talks on Waldorf Education Steiner, Rudolf The Light Course — Ten Lectures in Stuttgart, 1919, 1920 Steiner, Rudolf The Lord's Prayer, GA#96, 97 — An Esoteric Study Steiner, Rudolf The Mysteries of the East and of Christianity, GA#144 Steiner, Rudolf The Mission of the Spirit Steiner, Rudolf The Mystery of the Trinity Steiner, Rudolf The Origins of Natural Science — 9 Lectures in Dornach in 1922-3 Steiner, Rudolf The Philosophy of Freedom, A Study Guide by Tom Last and Bobby Matherne Steiner, Rudolf The Portal of Initiation, Mystery Drama 1 of 4 Steiner, Rudolf The Soul's Probation, Mystery Drama 2 of 4 Steiner, Rudolf The Guardian of the Threshold, Mystery Drama 3 of 4 Steiner, Rudolf The Presence of the Dead on the Spiritual Path, GA#154 — 7 Lectures in Basel, Berlin, Paris etal, in April, May 1914 Steiner, Rudolf The Principle of Spiritual Economy — 11 Lectures in Germany, etc, in 1909 Steiner, Rudolf The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric, GA#118 etal, A Collection of Lectures about the Second Coming of Christ Steiner, Rudolf The Redemption of Thinking — Aquinas [Introby A. P. Shepherd etal] Steiner, Rudolf The Renewal of the Social Organism, Articles written in 1919 and 1920 Steiner, Rudolf The Riddle of Humanity — The Spiritual Background of Human History, Fifteen Lectures in Dornach in 1916 Steiner, Rudolf The Riddles of Philosophy, Introduction by Fritz C. A. Koelln, GA#18 Steiner, Rudolf The Sense Organs and Destiny — Four Lectures Steiner, Rudolf The Soul's Awakening, Mystery Drama 4 of 4 Steiner, Rudolf The Spirit of the Waldorf School, GA#297, Lectures in Stuttgart, 1919 Steiner, Rudolf The Spiritual Ground of Education, GA#305 Steiner, Rudolf The Spiritual Guidance of the Individual and Humanity Steiner, Rudolf The Spiritual Hierarchies and the Physical World — (also GA#132) Steiner, Rudolf The Sun Mystery & the Mystery of Death and Resurrection, GA#211 Steiner, Rudolf The Tension Between East and West, GA#83 Steiner, Rudolf The Theosophy of the Rosicrucian Steiner, Rudolf The Threshold of the Spiritual World, A 1912 Book [GA 17] Steiner, Rudolf The Work of the Angels in Man's Astral Body Steiner, Rudolf Theosophy, A Book, GA# 9 — An Introduction to the Supersensible Knowledge of the World and the Destination of Man Steiner, Rudolf Three Lectures on Fairy Tales, Practical Thinking, and Categories From GA#108: 3 of 18 Lectures, in Berlin and Carlsruhe in 1908 Steiner, Rudolf Three Lectures on the Mystery Dramas — In Basel, Sept 1910 and Berlin, Oct 1910, GA#125; and Berlin, Dec 1911, GA# 127 Steiner, Rudolf Toward Imagination — Culture and the Individual — 7 Lectures in Berlin, July, 1916 Steiner, Rudolf Towards Social Renewal — A Book on Rethinking the Basis of Society Steiner, Rudolf Transforming the Soul, Volume 1, GA#58, — 9 Lectures in Berlin, Oct-Dec 1909 Steiner, Rudolf Transforming the Soul, Volume 2, GA#59, — 9 Lectures in Berlin, Jan-Dec 1910 Steiner, Rudolf True and False Paths in Spiritual Investigation — 11 Lectures in Devon in 1924 Steiner, Rudolf Truth and Knowledge Steiner, Rudolf Turning Points in Spiritual History — Zarathustra, Hermes, Moses, Elijah, Christ, GA#60, 61 Steiner, Rudolf Universe, Earth, and Man — In their relationship to Egyptian myths, modern Steiner, Rudolf World History and the Mysteries
9 lectures, Dornach, Dec 1923-Jan,1924, GA#233
Steiner, Rudolf Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 1 GA#304
9 Lectures, Various Cities 1921-22
Steiner, Rudolf Waldorf Education and Anthroposophy 2 GA#304a&218
12 Lectures, Various Cities 1922-24
Steiner, Rudolf What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World? GA#60
One Lecture in Berlin, February 9, 1911
Steiner, Rudolf What Is Anthroposophy? GA#225
3 Lectures, July 20-22, Dornach, GA#225
Steiner, Rudolf What is Necessary in These Urgent Times, GA#196
18 Lectures in Dornach, Jan 9-Feb 22, 1920
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Author ( First Name Last Name) Full Title of Book Reviewed Auel, Jean M. The Land of Painted Caves — Sixth Novel in Earth's Children Series Auster, Paul The Book of Illusions — A Novel Bailey, John The Lost German Slave Girl — The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans Bradley, John Ed It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium Brady, Patricia A Being So Gentle — The Frontier Love Story of Rachel & Andrew Jackson Banana Yoshimoto NP — A Novel Bellow, Saul Humboldt's Gift — A Novel Budhos, Marina The Professor of Light — A Novel Bullit, Richard The Sufi Fiddle — A Novel Caponegro, Mary The Star Café and other stories Capp, Al My Well Balanced Life on a Wooden Leg — Memoir of Al Capp Carr, Bob Raising Our Children on Bourbon — A French Quarter Love Affair Carrière, Jean-Claude Please, Mr. Einstein — A Novel Chopin, Kate The Awakening — An 1899 Novel Conrad, Joseph The Rover — A Novel Cook, Elizabeth Achilles — A Novel Cussler , Clive Flood Tide: A Novel — Volume 4 of Dirk Pitt Adventures Coupland, Douglas Girlfriend in a Coma — A Novel Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast — A Novel Davidson, Robyn Desert Places — A Woman's Odyssey with the Wanderers of the Indian Desert deGravelles, Charles N. Billy Cannon — A Long, Long Run Deresiewicz, William A Jane Austen Education — How Six Novels Taught Me about Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter Davis, Wade Shadows in the Sun — Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire Dibdin , Michael And Then You Die — An Aurelio Zen Mystery di Lampedusa , Guiseppe GUEST REVIEW by William D. Reeves: The Leopard — A Homage Dillard, Annie An American Childhood Dillard, Annie For the Time Being Dillard, Annie Holy the Firm Dillard, Annie Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Dillard, Annie Teaching a Stone to Talk Dillard, Annie The Living — A Novel Dillard, Annie The Maytrees — A Novel Doerr, Anthony All the Light We Cannot See — A Novel Doyle, Arthur Conan The Hound of the Baskervilles — A Novel Dufresne, John Louisiana Power & Light — A Novel Essex, Karen Stealing Athena — A Novel Feynman, Richard The Meaning of It All — Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist [3 1963 Lectures] Fforde, Jasper The Eyre Affair — Thursday Next Novel No. 1 Fforde, Jasper Lost in a Good Book — Thursday Next Novel No. 2 Fforde, Jasper The Well of Lost Plots — Thursday Next Novel No. 3 Fforde, Jasper Something Rotten — Thursday Next Novel No. 4 Fforde, Jasper First Among Sequels — Thursday Next Novel No. 5 Fforde, Jasper One of Our Thursdays is Missing — Thursday Next Novel No. 6 Fforde, Jasper The Woman Who Died A Lot — A Thursday Next Novel, No. 7 Fforde, Jasper The Last Dragonslayer — Volume 1 of Chronicles of Kazam Fforde, Jasper The Song of the Quarkbeast — Volume 2 of Chronicles of Kazam Fforde, Jasper The Eye of Zoltar — Volume 3 of Chronicles of Kazam< Flammang, James M. etal Cars of the Fabulous '50s — A Decade of High Style and Good Times Forster, E. M. A Room With a View — A Novel Golding, William The Double Tongue Goodrich, Dan Mercury Champagne — A Novel Geudj, Denis The Parrot's Theorem — A Novel Harman, William James Come What May — A Novel Harman, William James An Affair in Berlin — A Novella Harman, William James Conscience Under Fire — A Novel Hart, Moss ACT ONE — An Autobiography Helprin, Mark Winter's Tale — A Novel Hemingway, Ernest Under Kilimanjaro James, Henry The Spoils of Poynton — A Novel James, Henry The Turn of the Screw — A Story Johnson, Bud The Perfect Season — LSU's Magic Year — 1958 Jones, Diana Wynne Dark Lord of Derkholm — A Novel Keller, Anna Belle Terre Acadie — The Story of One Family of the Acadian Diaspora Kundera, Milan Ignorance Larsson, Stieg The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest — A Novel Lawson, Robert The Fabulous Flight of Peter and Gus Leighton, Ralph Tuva or Bust! The Last Journey of Richard Feynman Lish, Gordon Arcade or How to Write a Novel Loikas, Vesa Photographs 1986 — 2010 Lish, Gordon Epigraph — A Novel MacDonald, Hector The Mind Game — A Novel Malamud, Bernard God's Grace — A Novel Martel, Yann Life of Pi — A Novel Matherne, Beverly Lamothe-Cadillac, His Early Life in France Linked Prose Poems in French and English Matherne, Bobby The Mr. Magoo Duo of the Nineties Mayle, Peter French lessons — Adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew Merrill, Ellen C. Germans of Louisiana Mosse, Kate The Winter Ghosts — A Novel Mowat, Farley Aftermath — Travels in a Post-War World> Mowat, Farley Lost in the Barrens — A Novel Mueller, Lisel Alive Together — New and Selected Poems Mulisch, Harry The Discovery of Heaven — A Novel Munthe, Axel The Story of San Michele Murdoch, Iris Something Special — A Story Newhart, Bob I Shouldn't Really Be Doing This! Nesbø, Jo The Leopard — A Novel, 2 of 4 Nesbø, Jo The Phantom — A Novel, 3 of 4 Nesbø, Jo The Police — A Novel, 4 of 4 Nesbø, Jo The Snowman — A Novel, 1 of 4 Nesbø, Jo The Thirst — A Novel, 1 of 5 Newman, Paul and A. E. Hotchner Shameless Exploitation In Pursuit of the Common Good Newman, Stanley with Mark Lasswell Cruciverbalism — Crossword Fanatics Guide to Life in the Grid O'Leary, Paul Intoxicated by Life — A Memoir of a Dysfunctional Irish-American Family Paterniti, Michael Driving Mr. Albert, — A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain Pilkey, Dav The Adventures of Captain Underpants Pushkin, Alexander Eugene Onegin, — A Novel in Verse Raine, Barry Where the River Bends, — A Novel Remarque, Erich Maria Zeit zu Leben und Zeit zu Sterben, — A Novel (In English, Time to Live, Time to Die) Rilke, Rainer Maria Sonnets To Orpheus Roth, Philip The Humbling — A Novel Rowling, J. K. Harry Potter Book, Audio Tape, Movie Sacks, Oliver A Leg to Stand On — A Neurography Sacks, Oliver On the Move — A Life Sacks, Oliver Gratitude Saint-Exupéry, Antoine Night Flight — A Novel Saint-Exupéry, Antoine Southern Mail — A Nove Saint-Exupéry, Antoine Wind, Sand, and Stars — A Novel Sanders, Stephen etal Echoes From Other Worlds — An Anthology of Fiction in Two Parts Sanders, Stephen etal Raising Black Flags — Original Poetry By and About Pirates Schiff, Stacy Antoine Saint-Exupéry — A Biography Sendker, Jan-Philipp The Art of Hearing Heartbeats Slama, Norbert The Memoir of Norbert Slama Szuter, Eric Unconditional Surrender — Message to Abdullah, A Novel Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 1 from 1837 to 1847 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 2 1850 to September 1851 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 3 September 1851 to April 1852 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 4 May 1852 to February 1853 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 5 March 1853 to November 1853 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 6 December 1853 to August 1854 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 7 September 1854 to October 1855 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 8 November 1855 to August 1856 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 9 August 1856 to August 1857 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 10 August 1857 to June 1858 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 11 July 1858 to February 1859 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 12 March 1859 to November 1859 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 13 December 1859 to July 1860 Thoreau, Henry David The Journal of Thoreau — Volume 14 August 1860 to November 1861 Turner, Dan Friendly Invasion — A Novel Twain, Mark Joan of Arc — Personal Recollections by Sieur Louis de Conte Wagner, Robert J. Pieces of My Heart — A Life (Written with Scott Eyman) Waller, Robert James A Thousand Country Roads — An Epilogue to 'The Bridges of Madison County' Waugh, Evelyn Scoop — A Novel Waugh, Evelyn The Loved One — A Novel Weir, Andy The Martian — A Novel Wright, Camron The Rent Collector — A Novel
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Author ( First Name Last Name) Full Title of Book Reviewed Atwood, Margaret Negotiating with the Dead — A Writer on Writing Barzun, Jacques Simple & Direct Collingwood, R. G. An Autobiography Delbanco, Andrew Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now Dillard, Annie Encounters with Chinese Writers Dillard, Annie Living by Fiction Dillard, Annie The Writing Life Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson's Selected Journals — Volume 1, 1820-1842 Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson's Selected Journals — Volume 2, 1820-1842 Empson, William Seven Types of Ambiguity — A Study of Its Effect in English Verse Gass, William On Being Blue — A Philosophical Inquiry Goldberg, Natalie Wild Mind — Living the Writer's Life Goldberg, Natalie Long Quiet Highway — Waking Up in America Goldberg, Natalie Thunder and Lightning — Cracking Open the Writer's Craft Goldhill, Simon Freud's Couch, Scott's Buttocks, Bronte's Grave — Adventures in Travel hooks, bell Wounds of Passion — A Writing Life Goffstein, M. B. My Editor Jerome, John The Writer's Trade — A Year in the Life of a Writer Landon, Brooks Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft Le Guin, Ursula K. Steering the Craft — Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew Lesser, Wendy Nothing Remains the Same — Rereading and Remembering Lodge, David The Art of Fiction — Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts Lodge, David The Practice of Writing Mairs, Nancy Voice Lessons — On Becoming a (Woman) Writer Maso, Carole Break Every Rule — Essays on Language, Longing, & Moments of Desire McCarthy, Mary How I Grew McCarthy, Mary The Company She Keeps McCarthy, Mary Ideas and the Novel Spacks, Patricia Meyer On Rereading Stein, Gertrude The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Walsh, Bill The Elephants of Style — A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English Zinsser, William, Annie Dillard etal Inventing the Truth — The Art and Craft of Memoir by Annie Dillard et al
These books are all about going on. All the way. To our common destination. To which none of us wants to go ignorant and alone. Hence, into the dark, we write.
Nancy Mairs in Voice Lessons
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