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Late by Cecilia Woloch
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Late by Cecilia Woloch
Late
by Cecilia Woloch
read in April, 2014
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Excellent. I didn't have exactly high expectations for this one, because I was totally unfamiliar with the author. But it's great. A series of poems about loss, grief, art and other common elements of the Poetic Life. Cecilia Woloch is a terrific wri...more
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The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland
" this is probably the best book i have ever read that is narrated entirely by a mandrake.



let's take a moment to celebrate the mandrake, shall we? a humanlike plant brought to life by the spilled semen of hanged men which screams when it is pulled f... " Read more of this review »
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The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland
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The Very Best Men by Evan Thomas
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The Library of Seven Readings by Leonard Schwartz
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Tantalizing. A thoughtful and surprisingly deep reminiscence about the difficulties of justifying artistic pursuit in the face of relentless materialism, elitist and oppressive social systems as well as personal doubt. Actually makes me hopeful about...more
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When You Leave by sarah carson
When You Leave
by sarah carson
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Solid and snarky writing about a common problem (obsessive longing after a breakup.) Clever and no nonsense. I especially like the characterization of God in these works, as a working stiff doing yeoman labor (like cleaning out a flooded basement) wh...more
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The Annotated Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
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A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros
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The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
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