M. Kahn

"MW Kahn"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: Wales


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,005,288 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Searching for Beauty: Letters from a Collector to &hellip by Richard Jacobs
Searching for Beauty is unlike any other book I've come across. Jacobs' work continues in the fine tradition of the Essay form (with its original meaning of `to attempt' fully applicable) though it is structured as a series of letters written to a studio potter, taking its cue from Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Jacobs is a proud `generalist,' and he successfully proves through his missive explorations that to eschew specialization for the interdisciplinary is in no way to turn ones back on rigor. Each page offers a dense richness of insight, not just for other `young potters' out there, but to anyone who is concerned with the state of the planet, art, politics, and culture in the 21st… Read more
Into Suez by Stevie Davies
Into Suez by Stevie Davies
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 14 April 2010
"Into Suez" was written by a masterful hand--one capable of balancing brutal honesty with the most delicate insight into human emotion. This book has a raw power to it, a visceral realism. The experience of reading this book was so intense that I found myself several times almost wanting to put the book down, to look away--and yet every time I couldn't--I was compelled to keep going because I felt such sympathy with the characters. Ailsa, Nia, Joe, and Mona are vivid, complicated, living out their parts of a story much larger than any of them. It is a romance, a history, a mystery. Davies finds a way in to the vast complexities of colonialism, war, and prejudice without ever for a… Read more