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by Mary Fairchild

Robert Graves (1895–1985) is perhaps best known for his historical novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Some of us of a certain age will remember the wonderful treatment those two got on PBS in the 1970s, with Derek Jacobi in the title role.*

Wait a minute! HOW MUCH does that hold weigh???

[This article was written by Stone Ridge Library circulation-desk staffer Barbara Goodwin.  It was sourced in part from a blog produced by WritersRelief.com.]

In the libraries of yore—and I mean yore—literature and other offerings were written on cuneiform tablets like the one pictured here.

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The Frisson of Rightness

Let us consider two sonnets. First, Shakespeare’s seventy-third:

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.

Light and Dark

Sitting by myself, and thinking about the prospect of a month or two more of sitting by myself, it’s a good time for quiet reflection. So, here’s a little meditation on Robert Frost, who is surely the most American of all the American poets.