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Vathek by William Beckford
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Mar 30, 09

Read in December, 2008

Underground palaces! Concealed didacticism! Homosexual indiscretions!
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message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Be careful, Matthew. Maiden Aunt might come over here and threaten to wash your mouth out with soap again.

Matthieu I'm actually writing a real review.

Beloved Aunt.

message 9: by David (new)

David Absolutely Fabulous!

Latreamont comes directly from Beckford. And much else.

message 8: by David (new)

David David wrote: "Absolutely Fabulous!

Lautreamont comes directly from Beckford. And much else. "

Matthieu Yeah, I can definitely see how M. Ducasse found inspiration in the debaucheries of our little Caliph.

message 6: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony Redon drawings to accompany the text? Sounds cool.

message 5: by Ben (new)

Ben Creative review, matthew... good stuff.

message 4: by rachel (new)

rachel  misfiticus I found that book in the store where I work (we have a lot of those Oxford World's Classics) and bought it about a month ago. Yes, I did let the length fool me. Good thing I read your review and am not bringing it with me on vacation!

message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica great review Mr Matthew!!

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I can't make the cover bigger to see if it's really as hideous as it looks. It looks Heironymous Boschy (which is bad).

Matthieu It's not Bosch, Montambo. The painting is The End of the World by George Miller. Neo-classical goodness.

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