Sunday, August 26, 2012
Used Book Happiness
On top is Gitanjali, a collection of poems by the Bengali Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. What made it catch my eye was the introduction by W. B. Yeats, in whom I am newly interested thanks to James at Following Pulitzer, who blogged about Yeats recently.
The second book in the pile is a collection of stories by Katherine Mansfield. Her name has been floating around in my brain since reading Irene Nemirovsky's biography. Mansfield was a favorite of Irene's.
The third one down is Three Plays of Euripedes, one of which is Alcestis. I've been wanting to read Alcestis since Jean at Howling Frog Books posted her response to that play.
On the bottom is View with a Grain of Sand, a collection of poems by Wislawa Szymborska. Szymborska is a 20th-century Polish poet who was once mentioned as a favorite by Nancy at ipsofactodotme. Quite an unexpected pleasure to find this one.