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2491Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: No Strings

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  • Michael Brookman
    Aug 2, 2001
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      Wow. It's funny how minds can run in like circles. I've read all of Kipling
      and Maugham's works. Some of Wilde, much of Parker, some Norwegian. Now,
      I'll have to get into the others.

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      From: <keith2draw@...>
      To: <aloha-donblanding@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 2:53 PM
      Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: No Strings

      > Hi Allen...how have you been?
      > I wouldn't really call myself a book dealer...I just sell on ebay
      > part-time. My true profession is an artist - my hobby is research.
      > Chris,
      > According to Mildred Maureen Maloney: Don's favorite poem was
      > Tennyson's "Passing of Arthur." Other favorite poets were Rupert
      > Brooke, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robinson Jeffers, and J. U.
      > Nicholson. As far as prose writers went, he admired Flaubert, Wilde,
      > Maugham, Loti, Kipling, and the Norwegian writers.
      > Friend James Neill Northe said that Blanding was a fan of Dorothy
      > Parker "for her nastiness."
      > He loved books on early greece, Rome, Carthage, and the Orient.
      > History up to the Fourteenth Century was of great interest to him.
      > Blanding admits that he was influenced in his writing by
      > Brooke's "bubbling passion"; and by Jeffers, who is like "sea,
      > stupendously rolling"; and by Amy Lowell, who "made words do tricks."
      > I actually have a book by Amy Lowell, 'Can Grande's Castle,' which
      > came from Blanding's personal library, which he gave to a friend
      > about 1918. It has his own self-designed bookplate in it, and an
      > inscription to the friend.
      > Hope that helps.
      > ~~ Keith
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