Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review: My Beloved: Classic Messages of Love ed. by Edward Lewis and Robert Myers

Synopsis: Containing poetry and letters of love from famous people to their beloved, this is a small, intimate collection of messages of love. The messages range from those written by Abelard (1079-1142) to those written by John Jay Chapman (1862-1933). All authors are Western.

Review: This collection is neither bad nor good. It's contains many moving passages - not surprising given the authors - but seems repetitive at points. Several writers are even repeated! Give the excessive writings on love the human race has produced, there is no reason to ever repeat an author. There is little to no organization, either by theme or country or year. This is not a book for study or exposure, more suited to a toke of love to a sweetheart one might wish to impress.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

Year Published: 1967
Date Finished: 7-19-2016
Pages: 62

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