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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Frederick Douglass
recommended to Michael by: Argentina Daley
recommended for: History students, African Americanists, Students of race
read in January, 1988
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This is another book I was assigned to read in my first year of college, which I don’t recall much about. I probably did read it, because it’s quite slender (something like a third of this edition is taken up with prefatory matter, and it still weigh...more
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A Hundred Years Of Japanese Film by Donald Richie
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Another Life and The House on the Embankment by Юрий Трифонов
Another Life and The House on the Embankment
by Юрий Трифонов
recommended to Michael by: John Braun
recommended for: Russianists, literati, Communists
read in August, 2014
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I was originally assigned to read the second novella of this volume for a class on Russian history, which I took as I prepared to enter graduate school for history. The course was on the Soviet period, and the novel addressed the later period, when t...more
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Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
Split Infinity (Apprentice Adept, #1)
by Piers Anthony
recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
recommended for: Anthony fans, young adult males, fantasy fans
read in January, 1984
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I reviewed the second volume of this trilogy last time out, but when I ran across a copy of this one, I really wanted to go back to it, because it's the one I remember liking the best and re-reading the most when I was young. In general, I liked the...more
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On Politics and Education by John Locke
On Politics and Education
by John Locke
recommended to Michael by: Argentina Daley
recommended for: Liberals, Political Science students, History teachers
read in January, 1988
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This is another book I read my first year in college, lo these many years ago, or at least I’m fairly certain that I read the Second Treatise on Civil Government and possibly the Letter Concerning Toleration, each of which may be found in this volume...more
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Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Ruth Klüger by Irene Heidelberger-Leonard
" (I read the German original, titled "Weiter leben: Eine Jugend". The English title is "Still Alive".)

It would be quite an understatement to say that this book is an excellent Holocaust memoir. You might as well describe Goethe's Faust as a captiva... " Read more of this review »
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Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust: First Part
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
recommended to Michael by: Many people
recommended for: Germanists, Literati, Students of culture
read in August, 2014
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I can’t add much – obviously – to the millions of words of analysis of Goethe’s classic play. It’s fair to say that I missed a lot, not only because my German is starting to fade, but simply because the richness of a text like this doesn’t come acros...more
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Dashiell Hammett
“...What disturbed him was the discovery that in sensibly ordering his affairs he had got out of step, and not into step, with Life.”
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H.P. Lovecraft
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
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