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Alina Stefanescu is a poet and book reviewer. poet. writer. editor. reviewer. translator. corrupted bibliomaniac. romanian-alabamian. hybrid in she/her dreams. self-deleting. self-ghosting.

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Book Cover for: Poems, Emily Dickinson

Poems

Emily Dickinson
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

On this Emily Dickinson birthday, I’m thinking about @katiefar’s poetry chapbook and how the speaker has a long running Emily vs. Walt debate with the husband—and how these were some of my favorite love poems of 2021. https://t.co/VD8Nxg3uIJ

Paperback, 2022

$18.95$9.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Joan of Arc: And Other Selections From Thomas De Quincy. I. Joan of Arc. Ii. the English Mail Coach (Abridged). Iii. Levana and Our, Thomas de Quincey

Joan of Arc: And Other Selections From Thomas De Quincy. I. Joan of Arc. Ii. the English Mail Coach (Abridged). Iii. Levana and Our

Thomas de Quincey
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

"No dignity is perfect which does not at some point ally itself with the mysterious." - Thomas de Quincey, "The English Mail Coach"

Paperback, 2023

$18.95$9.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Books of Jacob, Olga Tokarczuk

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

RT @robinschaer: Who wants a book review of Olga Tokarczuk's forthcoming novel "The Books of Jacob"? — or who at least can slip me a galley…

Paperback, 2023

$20.00$10.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Kafka: The Decisive Years, Reiner Stach

Kafka: The Decisive Years

Reiner Stach
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

Reiner Stach on how Kafka treated Felice's letters: https://t.co/BjGCit95kI

Paperback, 2013

$27.95$13.98 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews, Donald Barthelme

Not-Knowing: The Essays and Interviews

Donald Barthelme
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

Donald Barthelme referencing Beckett's "long sonata of the dead" (from "Not Knowing") https://t.co/kaWjtnyD5l

Paperback, 2008

$16.95$8.48 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness: 50th Anniversary Edition

Ursula K. Le Guin
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

Re-reading Ursula Le Guin’s THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS with the teen and feeling grateful for the way it lets us talk about androgyny and the physicality of reproductive burdens. And how LG was haunted by her decision not to use gender neutral pronouns in 1964.

Paperback, 2000

$19.00$9.50 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Where the Stress Falls: Essays, Susan Sontag

Where the Stress Falls: Essays

Susan Sontag
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

Danilo Kis translated by Ralph Manheim in a book of essays edited by Susan Sontag. https://t.co/TCEHgBiS1v

Paperback, 2002

$24.00$12.00 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes, Jazmina Barrera

Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes

Jazmina Barrera
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

Re-reading this long narrative poem by Nikkey Finney titled “Linea Nigra” today. Highly recommend—this is just a small part of it. https://t.co/U5CHpaaKsa

Paperback, 2023

$15.95$7.97 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: The Fur Person, May Sarton

The Fur Person

May Sarton
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

We’re doing the usual summer family-read aloud and our book of the month is May Sarton’s THE FUR PERSON— about how a Gentleman Cat grows into a genuine Fur Person. It’s lovely, tender & meowy. I miss that old tabby, The World’s Most Vociferous Yowler, who also went by Sampson. https://t.co/YztY9LuVdN

Paperback, 2014

$14.95$7.47 + Free shipping50% off your first book
Book Cover for: Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar

Memoirs of Hadrian

Marguerite Yourcenar
Alina StefanescuAlina Stefanescu

"Little by little the light changed," the Roman emperor, Hadrian, says in Marguerite Yourcenar's "Memoirs of Hadrian," where the aging ruler marks the passage of time in its changed relation to light, or the prospective one reads into the world. Age as a relation to light.

Paperback, 2005

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