Two Books (Books acquired, 7 and 14 Feb. 2020)

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Robinson by Muriel Spark. Penguin Books, 1964. Cover drawing by Terence Greer.

I have not yet read Muriel Spark, but I’ve noted she’s been compared to Ann Quin and Anna Kavan. Robinson looked more interesting to me (and shorter) than her more famous novels The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Memento Mori, and I love this cover.

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Alchemy by Titus Burckhardt. Penguin Books,1974. Cover design by Walter Brooks, using a drawing from Basilius Valentinus’s “Aurelia Occulta Philosophorum” in Theatrum Chemicum, Argentoratie, 1614. vol. IV. Chocked full of glorious black and white images.

5 thoughts on “Two Books (Books acquired, 7 and 14 Feb. 2020)”

  1. Man, that “Alchemy” book looks like the straight stuff. Can’t ever not love that stuff, haha. Also, “Lodge 49” is amazing!

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  2. I haven’t read Robinson, but Spark is great, and I’ll note that Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie is much more interesting than a description might make it sound (and also more interesting than its film adaptation).

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