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Book reviews from amacadam

New York United States

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Two Bad Ants


Reviewed on Jul 8 2011

The power of Van Allsburg in this instance is to enable a child to see the world from an ant's perspective. The magic of literature--to give us access to other minds and personalities--begins with books like this.

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Clever Bill


Reviewed on Jan 10 2011

William Nicholson is a superb illustrator of children's books--The Pirate Twins and Velveteen Rabbit are perhaps his most famous efforts. Clever Bill, a story he wrote, is a wonderful evocation of a child's relationship with a special toy.

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Essays Ancient and Modern


Reviewed on Sep 18 2010

Anyone interested in T.S. Eliot's thought--as opposed to either his poetry or his literary criticism--would be well-served by delving into this collection of essays. A re-working of "For Lancelot Andrewes,"(1928), this collection presents Eliot's thoughts on religion. The chilly waters of theology are not everyone's delight, but Eliot's article on Baudelaire chastens the myth-making perpetrated by Walter Benjamin and his disciples.

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