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The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas
The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas

Jack Cahill, December 6, 2013

Dylan Thomas's poetry is by turns obscure and diamond-clear, prosaic and otherworldly, deeply personal and universal and eternal. I find other poets irritating when their references are too deeply veiled or idiosyncratic, but Dylan Thomas composes so beautifully that I wouldn't care if I could understand him at all, so long as I could hear the poems read aloud. And sometimes that's what I do- stand in my office with the door closed and read him to myself, to clear my head and restore my faith. Like many poets, Thomas died young. I wish he had lived to be a hundred, and I wish he had written a new poem every day.
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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Jack Cahill, December 6, 2013

There is no better account of what the government did, and is still doing, to the original Americans than this very moving book. If a work of fiction were so full of heroes, anti-heroes, villains, danger, treachery, and tragedy, we'd hesitate to believe it- and this book is a very real account of a sadly overlooked part of this nation's history. Peter Matthiessen- my favorite living author- delves into his subject, with some hardship and peril, and brings us facts that we should all know about the country we live in and what its government is capable of.
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In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Jack Cahill, March 11, 2012

Every American should read this book. Usually we think of what the government did to American Indians as ancient history. Matthiessen brings the story straight up to date and reminds us that people are still fighting for their rights within this country's borders. Also, his prose is matchless, and he combines the historical, spiritual and political seamlessly- just like the worldview of the men and women in this book.
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