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" Like Charles and Paula, I was really drawn to the "sound" of some of the language. From Chapter 1, I found myself stopping my reading to copy this tex ...more "
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This is the run-off for our post-Plato read. Our summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) and winter (in the Southern Hemisphere) book. The result will be scored according to the policy discussed in the An Experiment thread. The books are listed alphabeti ...more

He voted for: Dickens, Bleak House
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
by Herman Melville
read in September, 2011
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Haunting, resonant, brilliant.
What shall we read for our late summer 2014 book? (Discussion will start July 22nd.) Choices are listed alphabetically by author.

He voted for: Dickens, Bleak House
" Everyman wrote: "Patrice wrote: "The way I would take this poem is that both Wordsworth and Rousseau were living in a really awful time. "

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All Things Shining by Hubert L. Dreyfus
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Middlemarch by George Eliot
by George Eliot
read in January, 2011
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