Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Not to be taken from this room

An Oxford Anthology of English Prose. Chosen and edited by Arnold Whitridge and John Wendell Dodds. Oxford University Press, New York (1936). 950 pages. $2.50.

The One Volume Kipling. Authorized. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., New York (1935). 1,030 pages. $2.00.

The Complete Works of Homer. The Iliad done into English prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf, Ernest Myers. The Odyssey done into English prose by S.H. Butcher (an omen, perhaps?) and Andrew Lang. The Modern Library, New York. No year given. 800-some-odd pages. $2.00. Was once in the student’s bookstore at S.F. State College.

Within the Tides. Tales by Joseph Conrad. Complete Works, Vol. X, Kent Edition. Doubleday, Page & Company, New York (1926). 211 pages. $2.00.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts for 1956. Edited by Harry Hansen. Seventy-first year of publication. Published by New York World-Telegram and Sun. Discarded from the Rogue Community College Library reference section, despite the warning, “Not to be taken from this room.” Tiny type. 896 pages. $1.50.

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In the Forum: in the good old days, before e.l. and z.t.


Conrad DiDiodato said...

Ah, Joseph Conrad.

I think I've read all his novels ('cept the bad stuff he did with Ford Madox Ford)

William Michaelian said...

Well, you’re way ahead of me. All I’ve read is part of the Dover thrift edition of Heart of Darkness, and that was so long ago I can hardly remember a thing.

Caio Fernandes said...

if it is precious for you .... imagine here in Sao Paulo the treasure it must to be ... i know a couple of people that would start to salivate and geting dizzy looking to this post !!
well .... more than anything , i am here to say thank you Willian !! thank you very much my friend .

William Michaelian said...

You’re welcome, Caio — and I know there are many people who feel the same way about your new book, including me. I wish you great success.