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Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography
3.90
Crossan has been accused of trying to make Jesus into an IRA militant. What he does is try to place a flesh and blood man in a dust and blood place. A...more
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Nov 20, 2007
 
Snopes
4.36
I like this Faulkner better than the self-consciously literary one of 'Absalom, Absalom'. This is more of the back porch Bill, I guess, "just" a story...more
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Oct 24, 2007
 
The History of the Peloponnesian War
3.84
I tried to read this several times, oh, thirty years ago. Thought I ought to introduce myself to the classics and it might be a good place to start. I...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
Jayber Crow
4.32
His richest book. The 'worter-drankin' party is hilarious every time I read it. I've known those men and I can hear their voices and see their faces....more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks
4.00
Nietszche's thinnest volume, an early one. Little known (I think). The premise is that once a philosopher's work is done and assigned to the shelf, th...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
4.17
This helped me through Nietszche's rough spots. And there are plenty of 'em. Best Kaufmann comment, on Nietszche's views of women (strikingly feminist...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
The worm of consciousness and other essays
4.33
An Italian journalist and critic of the post-war 'existentialists', friend of Camus, about whom he writes well. The best essay in the book though is o...more
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Oct 24, 2007
 
Dubliners
3.85
Nothing quite like the powerful closing of 'The Dead'. Recommended to be read aloud by the light of an oil-lamp during a hurricane. Or at Christmas, i...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
Lyrical and Critical Essays
4.24
Walter Kaufmann wrote that Camus was a nightingale who thought he was an owl. I don't know about that, but the lyrical essays have the pulse of sun an...more
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Oct 24, 2007
 
The Complete Stories
4.46
Good God, is there anyone better at short stories than this? She described one of her female character's eyes as "the blue of great distances after su...more
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Oct 24, 2007
 
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake
4.23
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Dec 11, 2007
 
After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory
4.08
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Dec 11, 2007
 
Grief Lessons: Four Plays
4.39
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Dec 11, 2007
 
Selected Stories
4.28
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Dec 11, 2007
 
Chronicles, Vol. 1
3.99
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Nov 20, 2007
 
The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
4.17
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Dec 11, 2007
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