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Almost No Memory
Lydia Davis
Selected Poems
Philippe Jaccottet
The Tiger's Wife
Téa Obreht
Charles Dickens (Penguin Lives)
Jane Smiley
The Mansion of Happiness
Robin Ekiss
Schriften
Erik Satie
The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems - Paul Schmidt, Catherine Ciepiela, Honor Moore Akhmatova is clearly superior here, although I also enjoyed many of the other poems, especially by Mandelstam and Tsvetaeva. Still, on the whole I found the collection very dramatic in a way that didn't appeal to me. I imagine the performance would give the poems more power and passion - there's something that isn't conveyed on the page.