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[+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Alexander Pope’s Legacy of Satire and Scholarship
Published since 23 May 2013
On May 21, 1688 Alexander Pope was born to Alexander and Edith Pope. Despite all odds, Pope would blossom into a preeminent British poet of the eighteenth century. Pope left behind an ingenious translation of Homer’s Iliad, along with a robust body of poetry and criticism. Though history has not always been kind to Pope, he’s recognized as a truly masterful poet whose influence can still be felt.
Published since 29 Jun 2012
Today is the 300th birthday of the great philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, so I thought I’d post this book from 1792, ‘On Rousseau’s connections with women’, by Carl Gotthold Lenz (1763–1809), described by one bibliography as ‘a rarity of the very first order’ (which it is).
[+] More The Most Provocative, Revolutionary, Dangerous, Radical, and [insert adjective] Book Ever Written
Published since 15 Aug 2011"What book, born of the political upheavals in mid-nineteenth century Europe, spearheaded radical Leftist Anarchism in the United States during the late-nineteenth through early decades of the twentieth century and then, intellectually banished for a few decades, returned in the mid-twentieth century from exile to rise, by the end of the late-twentieth century, as the philosophical cornerstone of a Conservative wing of the Republican party?" Stephen Gertz rediscovers Max Stirner's "Der Einzige und sein Eigentum" ("The Ego and His Own") in an awesome Booktryst post.
Published since 08 Jan 2010
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