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Das Schloss by Franz Kafka
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Demu Trilogy by F.M. Busby
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Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
"I'm just an old fag hag, but I loved reading this campy, gossipy, product of its time. After counting no fewer than five references to extinct 70s-era phenomena on the first page alone (Patty Hearst, McMillan and Wife, mood rings...you get the ide..." Read more of this review »
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Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Faust
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
recommended for: Germanophiles, Faustians, German historians
read in April, 2015
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Having just read Part I in a dual translation, I thought I'd take on both parts in German while it was still fresh. Got through Part I fairly quickly. Then hit Part II. Apparently it’s famously dense and complicated, even for native German speakers. ...more
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Son of the Revolution by Liang Heng
Son of the Revolution
by Liang Heng
recommended to Michael by: Brandon Hunziker
recommended for: History teachers, History students, Asia watchers
read in January, 2007
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This was a book I was assigned to teach in connection with the class “The World After 1945,” when I was a Teaching Assistant in History. As I recall, it came at a busy time in the semester, and I had to get most of the main teaching points from a mee ...more
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The Secret Agent (Everyman's Library by Joseph Conrad
The Secret Agent (Everyman's Library (Cloth))
by Joseph Conrad
recommended to Michael by: BBC
recommended for: Conrad fans, literati, fans of political thrillers
read in January, 1993
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I read this book shortly after college, having seen a BBC production of the book, probably on “Masterpiece Theater.” I remember sneaking a library copy into the coffee shop at Powell’s Books (you were only supposed to bring books you were considering ...more
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History of the American Cinema by Charles Musser
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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Hitchhiker's Guide, #2)
by Douglas Adams
recommended to Michael by: Martha Grutchfield
recommended for: sci fi fans, humor fans, nerdy jokers
read in January, 1981
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It’s almost unfair to rate this as a separate book from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” because it had pretty much all been written by the time that book (the first in the series) came out. Both books were extracted from the original “Hitchhi ...more
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Living My Life, Vol. 2 by Emma Goldman
Living My Life, Vol. 2
by Emma Goldman
recommended to Michael by: Laure Akai
recommended for: Anarchists, feminists, political science students
read in January, 2002
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This is the second part of Emma Goldman’s memoirs of life as an anarchist in the early years of the Twentieth Century, and it describes the later, more “mature” (or at least older) segment of her career as a revolutionary. While it is still a thrilli ...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.”
Dashiell Hammett

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.”
H.P. Lovecraft
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