Leaves of Grass, by Walter Whitman, Arion Press (2014)

{Ed. Note: Originally published June 2, 2014 and subsequently updated on August 14, 2014. The updates were to add a link to a PBS News Hour segment on Arion Press and the making of this edition, and also I have added a number of quotes from the book after a careful reading.} Arion Press has just released their 100th publication, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. A huge … Continue reading Leaves of Grass, by Walter Whitman, Arion Press (2014)

A Review of ‘Babette’s Feast’, by Isak Dinesen, The Yolla Bolly Press

There are few pleasures in life greater than high quality literature in a fine press edition, dining on excellent food and drinking world class wine. Managing to have a book that intellectually combines all three is a near miracle in my world, and dangerous to boot!  Dangerous?  Financially so, as the book is impossible to resist purchasing and while reading it, one is essentially forced … Continue reading A Review of ‘Babette’s Feast’, by Isak Dinesen, The Yolla Bolly Press