There is nothing better than finding a great children's book that you haven't seen before. The giant gold medal on the front might have tipped me off to the book's quality, but I'm not one to pay attention to awards. But what a rich great book! - the adventures of Cusi.
True California folklore! Cannery Row is about "the gathered and scattered." It's sincere, quirky - a small story about life amongst people.
Beneath the grumpy pessimism, there's a core of profound wonder in Larkin's poetry, best exemplified by the title poem.
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