bi-linguals get all the great translating jobs...
Here are excerpts
of famous English-language poems in Chinese.
Hsiu-chen says "please
don't fault me for including mostly poems by dead white
men: they are much
better known in Taiwan and they are FREE!" Includes
poems by Shakespeare,
Browning, Yeats, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Tennyson and
Hsiu-chen Lin, translator
Love, I Remember: Classic
Poems. Taiwan: China Times Publishing
Co., 2004. Masterpiece
Series, #84. Published in Chinese with the
original English on facing
friend from high school tells me one of her poems is
included in the upcoming
publication of Best
Erica! You can also read some of her journalism work
Doyle, R. Erica
Lehman, David, ed. Best
American Poetry 2001. Scribner's
2001. Hardcover, $30. Paperback, $16
Eating Gilbert Grape is a fantastic
novel made into a fantastic
film, and it's rare that I recommend both the book and
I remember watching the film of "What's Eating Gilbert
Grape" and a friend
asking me if Peter was as kind and heartfelt as his
I had to say yes. He is also an actor and director and
playwright. He has a built-in fan club...
An Ocean in Iowa.
1998. Hardcover, $23. Paperback $11
What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
Pocket Books, 1991, 1998. Paperback, $14
Imagining Brad and The Valerie
Dramtists Play Service, 1998
Sheldon passed away in 2003. He was a bookdealer
associate of mine,
and the father of a friend. His speciality lay in
the field of Arkham
House science fiction and fantasy, and in the pulps of
the '20s and '30s.
I put him here under "Fiction" because his books are
guides to works of
fiction, and anthologies of fiction, although Sheldon's
work is research,
From the fanclub files: "If
it weren't for Sheldon, some of these stories that
shouldn't have been
written might vanish forever. I commend his
Here's my favorite entry from Double
A Bibliographic Chronicle of Ace Mystery Doubles:
D-37. The Drowing
Claire, Marvin. First edition (1953). 156
pp. Hubin, p.
Joe. I'm Joe Haugen. I'm not a big guy in
Not big in the way most people think. I guess I
stand around six
foot two or three. I'm not sure which and it
don't make any difference.
I'm a trapper up here. I trap in the winter and
I fish in the summer.
I like my life and I wouldn't give it up for anything
in the world.
Not even for ten thousand dollars and a whore."
Sheldon. I'm Sheldon Jaffery. I like
books. I don't
like all books. I especially don't like books
that start out like
this one. I don't care whether Joe Haugen is six
foot two or three.
I don't care when he traps and fishes. I think
Ten thousand dollars and a whore sounds like a pretty
good price to me.
crime novel was written by Marvin. It was
written by Marvin
Claire. This was the only crime novel written by
I would have given Marvin ten thousand dollars and a
whore not to write
another crime novel. He did it for free. I
like that very much.
The Arkham House companion: fifty
of Arkham House: a bibliographical history and
collector's price guide
to Arkham House and Mycroft & Moran including the
revised and expanded
horrors and unpleasantries.
The Collector's Index to Weird
with Fred Cook. Bowling Green
Press, 1985. Hardcover 4to, $25
Double Trouble: Ace
Bibliography. Starmont House,
$25 Turtleback, $30
Future and Fantastic Worlds: A
Retrospect of Daw Books.
Horrors and Unpleasantries : A
History and Collector's Price Guide to Arkham House
The Corpse Maker.
House of Three Horrors and Other
Monsters of Voodoo Island and
Tales of the Jungle.
Selected Tales of Grim and
Grue from the
Horror Pulps. Bowling Green
State University Popular Press, 1987. $40
Secret of the Earth Star and
Sensuous Science Fiction from the
To the Stars, and Beyond.
Weirds Annotated Facsimile:
Examples of the
Weird Menace Stories of the 1930's.
now, Adri has an international fanclub and is a New York
author. But years ago, I worked with Adri years ago on
plays she'd written, and treasured the experience. Her
sense of humor
is contagious and her keen knack for capturing the bizarre
and making it
real is enviable. My neighbor popped into Loganberry
all excited about the new book she was reading, and telling
about the interview she'd heard on NPR, and, hey!, it was
With a name like Ave Maria Mulligan and a quest for an
father named Mario da Schilpario, how can it miss? Big
begins in the coal mining hills of Big Stone Gap, Virginia,
and outdoor historical Dramas, and features a campaign stop
candidate John Warner and wife Elizabeth Taylor. Just
as Ave Maria
thinks her life has hit an unbearable stasis, the adventure
Warm and compassionate, this is a happy read and an
And the series keeps on going, so you don't have to be
you finish and wonder what to read next....
Big Stone Gap.
House, 2000. New hardback, $24 New paperback,
Big Cherry Holler.
Random House, 2001. New hardback, $25. New
Milk Glass Moon.
House. Random House, 2002. New hardback,
The Queen of the Big
Random House; (July 6, 2004) New
Random House, 2003. New hardback, $24.95 New
Cooking with My Sisters: One
of Family Recipes, from Bari to Big Stone Gap.
Adriana and her sisters. Random House, 2004.
Random House, 2005. New hardback, $24.95