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|Robert Frost John Hollander. “Putting in the Seed,” which relates practical |
agricultural planting to human love and ultimately to mythologies of generation.
Or in “The Oven Bird” which propounds questions about life's mid-points and how
|M. A. Crawford's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the irony and psychological insight of Balzac's characterization, the role of fate in the novel, its setting and historical background.|
|In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways.|
|A masterpiece on the subject of cooking as an art and eating as a pleasure, this 1825 classic on the joys of food and drink was written by a French politician and man of letters whose true passion centered on gastronomy.|
|Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published, it was accepted as part of the general revulsion against Victorianism.|