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John Powell "o/i mndspc" (England)

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MB PREMIUM ARMY CAP MILITARY STYLE HAT - 11 COLOURS (MB095) (ANTHRACITE GREY)
MB PREMIUM ARMY CAP MILITARY STYLE HAT - 11 COLOURS (MB095) (ANTHRACITE GREY)
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4.0 out of 5 stars hat for hot weather, 28 May 2016
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pleased with it


Beechfield Classic Army Cap 100% Cotton - 9 Great Colours (B34) (NAVY BLUE)
Beechfield Classic Army Cap 100% Cotton - 9 Great Colours (B34) (NAVY BLUE)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well made, 28 May 2016
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hat for fine weather


The Hope Six Demolition Project
The Hope Six Demolition Project
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Music with added vitamins, 25 May 2016
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Her best album ? For me the most listenable. She found her metier with Shake England Shake, and as with that album this is based around a cause or causes. However, in contrast, this is easy to listen to, catchy dare one say; light; with poppy melodies. Superb tunes.

First album of hers that I find myself repeatedly drawn to listen to. Maybe her band now provides a sufficient counter-weight musically.
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Connect Zone® Sony Xperia Z3 Mini Compact S Line Silicone Gel Case Cover + Screen Guard And Polishing Cloth (Clear S line Gel)
Connect Zone® Sony Xperia Z3 Mini Compact S Line Silicone Gel Case Cover + Screen Guard And Polishing Cloth (Clear S line Gel)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent fit, it looks pretty good, 9 May 2016
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An excellent fit, it looks pretty good, and it makes the phone less liable to slip around on smooth surfaces. I am pleased with it. I am also surprised at how remarkably cheap the case is.


Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
by Osip Mandelʹshtam
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 10 April 2016
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One of the great international poets superbly translated.

It is probably a good idea to read these poems in tandem with the other current translations such as the NYRB collection; it becomes obvious on doing this how the nuanced, strange, oblique text can be translated in very different ways. Mandelstam's work clearly reflects the Soviet Union's tragedy.

Strangely joyful.


'The Prussian Officer' and Other Stories
'The Prussian Officer' and Other Stories
by D.H. Lawrence
Edition: Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars One to avoid, 12 Dec. 2015
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Inferior non-academic style textual presentation, and published in an amateurish way. Avoid.


A Dark Stranger (Pushkin Collection)
A Dark Stranger (Pushkin Collection)
by Julien Gracq
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars An unfathomable very original work of poetry in prose, 12 Dec. 2015
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There is something amazing about this book. I am not sure what it is but it is one of the strangest novels I have ever read: superbly written but yet unfathomable as to the reason why it has been written or where it is going or who its author is. One thing that tells against it is that the style is so dense that you really want to go slow and take time reading it, just a few pages in any one instance. This is how I read it, over a couple of months. I plan to re-read it with the intention of underlining certain sentences or writing them out separately, because they seem to compose a poetry.


Yellow Studio (Oxford Poets)
Yellow Studio (Oxford Poets)
by Stephen Romer
Edition: Paperback
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3.0 out of 5 stars The one cool poem finally reads the others, 11 Feb. 2015
It was hard to get into this collection. In general I am an admirer of Stephen Rhomer. A poetry collection can be like music on a CD, you want to play it from start to finish. The sequence is part of the artistic intention. Viewed accordingly, Romer fronts his ‘album’ with two personal sexually oriented poems which need a more sympathetic setting. He is not Thom Gunn and he doesn't get away with it. His more ‘expressive’ love poems are a little cloying. So I finally decided to read the collection un-sequenced. It appears to be superb; sometimes a little twee, or self-satisfied, but he can find the rare, exact and compelling phrase.


Popular Problems
Popular Problems
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 6 Dec. 2014
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Musically a surprise. Subtle and rhythmic enough for it to be listened to in itself. I love Songs from a Room but have never really been able to get in to anything else, possibly spoiled by the greatness of that early album. But this new one I am listening to .


Emancipation(s) (Phronesis)
Emancipation(s) (Phronesis)
by Ernesto Laclau
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written and intelligent, 28 May 2014
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I am not a Marxist and have no wish to comment on this book as an especially Marxist work. But I greatly enjoyed reading it and, seeing the derogatory one star that someone saw fit to give it here, it seems necessary to say so. Whatever else it is, it is an intelligent and well written text of considerable learning. After reading it, in fact, I became a bit of a Laclau fan. I am reading other of his books. His style is compelling and satisfying to read. As to the arguments , discussing political values, strategies, etc, Laclau is honest and engaged; looking at history and the nature of populist politics. It is clearly akin to his own background.


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