Saturday, February 6, 2010
Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne. The English version made from the French by Mercier Lewis, with a new Introduction by Fletcher Pratt, and with hand-colored illustrations by Edward A.Wilson. The Heritage Press, New York (1956). 325 pages, $3.00
Franklin, Woolman, Penn. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journal of John Woolman; Fruits of Solitude, William Penn. P.F. Collier & Son Corporation, New York (1937). 395 pages, $2.00.
The Oxford Book of Essays. Chosen and edited by John Gross. Oxford University Press (1991). 680 pages, $3.00.
The Oxford Book of Aphorisms. Chosen by John Gross. Oxford University Press (1983). 383 pages, $2.00.
“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
Novalis, Detached Thoughts, late eighteenth century
Ulysses, by James Joyce. With a foreword by Morris L. Ernst and the decision of the United States District Court rendered by Judge John M. Woolsey. Includes a letter from Mr. Joyce to the publisher, reprinted in the 1934 edition by permission of the author. New edition, corrected and reset, 1961. The Modern Library, New York. 783 pages, $2.00. Takes its place alongside my 939-page Bodley Head edition (1992).