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Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
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The First Man by Albert Camus
The First Man
by Albert Camus
read in September, 2010
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Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
Letters from a Stoic
by Seneca
read in March, 2010
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The Characters of Jean de La Bruyere by Jean de La Bruyère
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La Bruyere was another of the of the authors mentioned and quoted (in French) in Cyril Connolly’s The Unquiet Grave. This was the only selection of his works I could find in English translation and it’s over a hundred years old. La Bruyere’s Characte...more
My Pilgrim's Progress by George W.S. Trow
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Wow.

I read this book because it was on the online list created by David Shields (Reality Hunger, The Thing about Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead: www.themillions.com/2010/05/all-great...) and my college roommate and reading companion Larry said i...more
Selected Essays by Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve
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I read this book because Cyril Connolly mentions and quotes Sainte-Beuve in his wonderful The Unquiet Grave. Unfortunately all the quotes therein are in French, so I went looking for an English translation. This book, used, almost 40 years old, and t...more
Pensées And Other Writings by Blaise Pascal
Pensées And Other Writings
by Blaise Pascal
read in August, 2010
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This is a tough one.

There are two reasons why I read this book: (1) For years a long time ago, in my capacity as Production Manager for a printing company, I helped produce the local high school’s annual literary/arts magazine, The Thinking Reed. It...more
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Selected Essays
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