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Anarchy and Christianity by Jacques Ellul
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another Ellul book - actually was able to find this one in french!
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The Meaning of the City by Jacques Ellul
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Ellul is a radical/progressive thinker who seems to be against "the city" quite generally, and reading this book is helping me to think through whether my own instincts towards radical pro-urbanism are tenable or logically incoherent... from the firs...more
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The Enchantress Of Florence by Salman Rushdie
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I thought this latest of Salman Rushdie's novels would be a literearily uplifting read for travelling, but it seems more like a self-gratifying and salacious beach book.
Kitab Ar-Ruh by ابن قيم الجوزية
Kitab Ar-Ruh
by ابن قيم الجوزية
read in September, 2008
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One of the clearest and most thorough expositions of the meaning of "spirit" (ruh) within Islam.
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Tristes tropiques by Claude Lévi-Strauss
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A bit dense, but full of rich descriptions of Brazil on the cusp of modernization and industrialization... Levi-Strauss is an astute observer of humanity, and catches fascinating details of cultures which have now vanished...
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon
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crazy picaresque weaving together a number of different narratives into an as-yet incohesive plot... can't wait to finish.
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"I think I must have read the abridged version - this was actually the first french book I read for pleasure rather than for a class. "
Le Comte De Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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