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Faust: First Part
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"Von Zeit zu Seit seh' ich den Alter gern/Und huete mich, mit ihm zu brechen./Es ist gar huebsch von einem grossen Herrn,/So menschlich mit dem Teufel zu sprechen." 14 hours, 7 min ago

 
Drawing on the Ri...
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"The process of drawing is before all else, the process of putting the visual intelligence into action, the very mechanics of taking visual thought. Unlike painting and sculpture it is the process by which the artist makes clear to himself, and not to the spectator, what he is doing. It is a soliloquy before it becomes communication.
-Michael Ayerton"
Jul 26, 2012 03:46PM

 

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The Dawning Shadow by S.P. Somtow
The Dawning Shadow: The Light on the Sound (Inquestor Series)
by S.P. Somtow
recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
recommended for: Sucharitkul fans, Frank Herbert fans, sci fi fans
read in April, 2014
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In a host segment during one episode of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Crow T. Robot has the guys read a spec script he has written for a space opera. It is full of names like “Thringmar of Likkimus 13, ruler of Littikrankafranks” and words like “kl...more
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Her-Bak by Isha Schwaller de Lubicz
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Great Science Fiction by Scientists by Groff Conklin
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Michael is on page 24 of 432 of Faust: Von Zeit zu Seit seh' ich den Alter gern/Und huete mich, mit ihm zu brechen./Es ist gar huebsch von einem grossen Herrn,/So menschlich mit dem Teufel zu sprechen.
Faust: First Part
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One More Victim by Arthur Rosenthal
One More Victim: The Life and Death of a Jewish Nazi
by Arthur Rosenthal
recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
recommended for: Scholars of neo- and historical fascism
read in April, 2014
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This is the biography of an obscure man who lived a short and largely uninteresting life. There would be no reason to read about him at all, if he were not representative of a disturbing trend in American society. He was a member of various organizat...more
"How are the demons punished in the final book of Paradise Lost? "
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Killer in Drag by Ed Wood
Killer in Drag
by Ed Wood
recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
recommended for: Ed Wood fans, hard-boiled fiction fans, transvestites
read in January, 1997
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Reading Ed Wood is liberating on a number of levels, much like watching his films. Ed is nothing if not sincere, and he writes from life. His life, not yours or mine. It never seems to occur to him that his life is anything but acceptable and interes...more
Michael rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Blood of Our Sons by Nicoletta F. Gullace
The Blood of Our Sons: Men, Women, and the Renegotiation of British Citizenship During the Great War
by Nicoletta F. Gullace
recommended to Michael by: Karen Hagemann
recommended for: European Historians, Gender Historians, Grad Students
read in January, 2007
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This is actually not quite a 4-star book to me, but it is better than three. 3.75 perhaps, or 3.8 even, but not quite four. This is Gullace’s only book, based on her dissertation, and it took almost ten years for it to come out after her PhD, suggest...more
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A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
" "A wine shop was open and I went in for some coffee. It smelled of early morning, of swept dust, spoons in coffee-glasses and the wet circles left by wine glasses."

A Farewell to Arms is a semi-autobiographical novel that Hemingway wrote ten years... " Read more of this review »
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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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tags: dread

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“...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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