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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Poetry for Young People: Robert Browning - Robert Browning,  Eileen  Gillooly (Editor),  Joel Spector (Illustrator) "My Last Duchess"? Really? Because we are all so eager to explain uxoricide to the children?

To be fair, most of the poems Gillooly selects are easier to understand (and less disturbing) than this one, but they still don't seem especially suited for children. Not inappropriate, just not especially interesting, either. I'd give the same assessment of the illustrations.