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Night Soul and Other Stories by Joseph McElroy
" My first McElroy. I'd rather dip my toe with the short stories rather than drown in Women and Men.

The thing that most struck me about these stories was their ephemeral, dream-like quality, a constant shifting of details yet you're absorbed in them... " Read more of this review »
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" ‘Water is always water – above, below, in flood, trickle, rapid or sea, but the traces we leave in it last like our changing thoughts.

Joseph McElroy, best known for his sprawling novels such as Women and Men or Lookout Cartridge, evinces an equal... " Read more of this review »
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"Yeah, enjoy might not be the best word, but! one thing I am seeing more clearly than ever before, with my readings on various revolutions and the Euro...more "
The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton
" See the excellent reviews by Sologdin and Szplug.

"Fascism may be defined as a form of political behaviour marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity in... " Read more of this review »
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“I’m not interested in teaching books by women... Usually at the beginning of the semester a hand shoots up and someone asks why there aren’t any women writers in the course. I say I don’t love women writers enough to teach them, if you want women writers go down the hall. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real guy-guys. Henry Miller. Philip Roth.”
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“What I wear is pants. What I do is live. How I pray is breathe.”
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China Miéville
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FLIGHTS OF FANCY (Literature & Fiction)
3 chapters   —   updated Apr 22, 2013 05:44AM
Description: Freeflow prose & poetry
Commentary on (Literature & Fiction)
0 chapters   —   updated Mar 17, 2013 11:40AM
Description: An attempt to argue towards an alternative interpretation to a work that is often interpreted as a Gothic ghost tale.
NOTES: ETHICS (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 14, 2013 03:45AM
Description: General notes on three areas of the practical applications of ethic: bioethics, environmental ethics, and business ethics.
NOTES: Infinite Jest (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 11, 2012 04:11AM
Description: I think it's going to be easier to put my notes where there is space for them.
76877 Miévillians — 163 members — last activity 14 hours, 24 min ago
Club Miéville à la Goodreads. This is a club for people interested in discussing anything regarding the writer China Miéville; - his work, both fictio...more
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114100 Foucault's Pendulum — 34 members — last activity Aug 20, 2014 02:51PM
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This is a group for discerning readers looking to discover, explore, and critically discuss some of the World’s literature, with a primary emphasis on...more
72746 Roberto Bolano's "The Savage Detectives" — 60 members — last activity Feb 03, 2014 03:50AM
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