Re: No Strings
- Thanks all re DB's favourite books. I have Emerson in common,
my "Riverside Edition" of his complete works is my oldest book,
around 1890. It's a Bradbury Agnew and Co print, London. I can see
the influences .........
I am not wiser for my age
Nor skilful by my grief
Life loiters at the book's first page
Ah! could we turn the leaf?
And what about Mark Twain - another drifter surely?
Any other known influences?
Thanks again folks
P.S. - I am still looking for a cheap "Drifter's Gold" - anyone got a
cheap one for sale, or can point me to a reliable seller?
- Chris - Hi, I'm Karen Cotter, aka "Kittykowkow".
For all Blanding books or any other out-of-print books, I always have good
luck by looking into ABEbooks.com and Bibliofind.com.
At the moment there are quite a few on ABE, with full descriptions and
Bibliofind has dozens of Drifter's Gold as welland you click on each
seller's hyperlink to see a full description of the book.
The prices range from $6.00 to $50.00, depending on condition, edition and
the seller's dream!
There are many other booksellers and I am sure other "Blandingites" can tell
you their favorites, but those two happen to be mine and I have obtained
some marvelous old California history books (which is my "thing") that I
have not been able to obtain elsewhere, through them.
Keith has a great personal stash too, and I would always ask him first as he
sells on eBay as well.
- Chris: I think I saw one last Friday at ReCycle Books in San Jose. Price
was around $10.00. No d.j. however...
Nelson W. Black
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Subject: [aloha-donblanding] Re: No Strings
> Thanks all re DB's favourite books. I have Emerson in common,
> my "Riverside Edition" of his complete works is my oldest book,
> around 1890. It's a Bradbury Agnew and Co print, London. I can see
> the influences .........
> I am not wiser for my age
> Nor skilful by my grief
> Life loiters at the book's first page
> Ah! could we turn the leaf?
> And what about Mark Twain - another drifter surely?
> Any other known influences?
> Thanks again folks
> P.S. - I am still looking for a cheap "Drifter's Gold" - anyone got a
> cheap one for sale, or can point me to a reliable seller?
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- 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.
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.