Monthly Archives: April 2012

Problems in the 150s

When I say problems in the 150s, I don’t mean mis-shelved books or a need for some weeding.  No, the problems are the topics covered.  When I first hit the 150s and started looking, I groaned (inwardly) about what on … Continue reading

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Color

751 The Painter’s Handbook: A Complete Reference, by Mark David Gottsegen (2006). This book is quite beautiful and very inspiring.  It’s a celebration of color, and a joyous one at that.  I think Gottsegen must have had a wonderful time … Continue reading

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The big questions, in the 120s

I must go back and double-check how the 120s are classified in the Dewey Decimal system, because this is a seriously strange mixture: part biologists on their big unifying theories of life, part philosophers on everything, and part musings on … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous 030s

Like the 880s, these are mighty slim pickin’s– and I must say that it’s unlikely, given the time of the semester, that I will choose Homework for Grown-Ups.  Still, I said I’d find three possibilities in each decade and so … Continue reading

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Sappho

884.01 If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, Sappho (translated by Anne Carson) (2003). The idea of this book intrigued me, though I have to wonder how it found a publisher and, even more pressing, how it found its way to … Continue reading

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Classical 880s

Well, I knew I’d have to do it some time: tackle Classical literature.  The 880s at my library consist of various translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (about 95%) plus a few collections of Greek poetry (3%) and a copy of Aesop’s … Continue reading

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