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Dante's Inferno by Marcus Sanders and Sandow Birk and Dante Alighieri
Dante's Inferno

jessica glass, May 11, 2008

This is a hip, modern, easy-to-read translation. It’s as easy to understand as the “No Fear Shakespeare” translations. In other words you’ll understand this translation without having to refer to any notes or study guides. It’s as clear as a bell, as easy to read as Hemingway or, for that matter, your morning newspaper. Plus it adds some funny contemporary references to make up for all those old-fashioned outdated references Dante slipped into his poem. I’m a Dante aficionado and have read almost every translation and also the original Italian, and, in my opinion, this is the best English translation. Not that I don’t love the John Ciardi translation (I do; it’s terrific.), but this baby tops them all for clarity and concision. This is a hot (pun intended) translation! A winner on all counts. You won’t be disappointed.
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The Inferno by Dante
The Inferno

jessica glass, May 11, 2008

Oh, hell! What can I say? This is a great translation by John Ciardi, a fine poet in his own right. But Ciardi displays admirable grace under fire (pun intended) to let Dante’s words shine through without intruding with his own poetic intentions. Brilliant notes are a highlight of this text. Everything is explained, everything!
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The Birth Order Book of Love: How the #1 Personality Predictor Can Help You Find "The One" by William Cane
The Birth Order Book of Love: How the #1 Personality Predictor Can Help You Find

jessica glass, May 11, 2008

Going into this book, I didn’t honestly think birth order could tell me who would be a good match. Boy, was I surprised! Turns out that birth order is the number *one* predictor of personality. If only I had known that before my last three boyfriends! Do you know what I mean? In a word, birth order tells you what to expect from these jokers *before* you get into long-term relationships with them. Want to know why that firstborn is going to boss you around all day? Want to know why that lastborn is going to be late for dates? Want to know why that only child is going to be the little egotist he is? Read and weep. Just kidding. . . . Read and find out! You’ll finish this book, like I did, with a cozy warm feeling inside, knowing that you, too, now have secret insights into just about everyone!
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The Art of Kissing by William Cane
The Art of Kissing

jessica glass, May 11, 2008

They don’t call him the world’s leading authority on kissing for nothing! I saw the author on the Today show and that’s why I bought this book. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would simply be a bunch of quotes from old poets on kissing, like so many of the other books on the subject, or some simplistic instructions, but THE ART OF KISSING is not just another run of the mill “how to” book. If you’re like most people, you probably want something helpful, something you can learn from. This book is the real thing. Over 200 pages of solid advice on everything from lip-o-suction to the French kiss (a whole section!) to the sliding kiss and more. My boyfriends almost pass out when I kiss them these days. You won’t be disappointed.
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