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Mystical Symphony By Robert Levine
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As the book's title implies, the poems in Robert Levine's Mystical Symphony explore sensing, losing, and recovering subtle, intangible connections in the world around us. Their speakers wrestle with... More > their place in and relationship with love, family, nature, current events, faith--and, most of all, themselves. Sometimes Levine embodies this theme in the formal harmony of rhyme and meter, in other instances in the looser cadences of free verse. He can consider these "mystical" connections in fittingly hermetic style, but also adopts a more straightforward--yet nonetheless lyrical--voice elsewhere in the collection. Mystical Symphony offers no tricks or formulae for eliciting or sustaining these connections; they remain elusive, evanescent flashes of serendipitous grace. But it concludes with the comfort that, thanks to the memory of experiencing them, "nothing can take their blessing from me/even after they fly away in my heart."< Less
Minutes From A One-Man Meeting By Robert Levine
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We often feel compelled to adopt different personae for the different environments or obligations life and society place us in--to dissociate the various roles we play and sunder the integrity of the... More > self. Robert Levine have given expression to this theme in Minutes From A One-Man Meeting. The speaker of the title poem at the book’s center witnesses the same event in the voices of his different selves: bystander, employee, consumer, citizen, neighbor, son, husband, father, and creature, attaining greater self-unification and connection to the world outside himself as the poem progresses. Reflecting the self-knowledge necessary for this process, the collection begins with a section of poems focusing on their speakers’ relationships with lovers, family, nature, God, and themselves; reflecting the duty of the unified self to act in the world at large, the title poem is followed by a section of poems addressing political and social issues like the Iraq war, the recession, and environmental degradation.< Less
Topline, Bottom Line: A Simple, Brief, Comprehensive, and Irreverent Writing Guide for Professionals By Robert Levine
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Topline, Bottom Line opens by stressing the importance of good writing to business in the Information Age. Part One devotes a chapter each to grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy of word choice,... More > the impact of word choice on writing’s tone or style, structuring sentences and paragraphs, organizing documents, and the composition process. Part Two presents strategies for the most common types of business writing: resumés and cover letters, other correspondence, company newsletter articles, descriptive writing like instructions and job descriptions, expository writing such as project reports and employee reviews, and persuasive writing like proposals. The conclusion asserts that words convey information as definitively as numbers, requiring an equal level of precision in their use; it also counsels that writing is an art, not a science, because only the unique circumstances of each writing situation determine what works best for that situation.< Less

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