October 21st, 2008


Sassoon, "Everyone Sang"

Everyone Sang

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on--on--and out of sight.

Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away...O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

--Siegfried Sassoon

writer seeks research recs

Chris Rowe is is looking for some book recommendations for research.

he's looking for books on:
--World history of slavery outside North America
--Genie folklore and scholarship on same, preferably from an anthropological stance
--The Ottoman Empire
--Flora, fauna, and agriculture of a pre-modern desert seaport

and for another project:
--The Lewis and Clark Expedition
--Native American social and political history (pre-contact)
--The Enlightenment
--North American Pleistocene fauna
--Slavery in the British Empire