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To End a War
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War and Peace
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Purity and Danger by Mary Douglas
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The Future of the Professions by Richard Susskind
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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Far from the Madding Crowd
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Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
Pnin
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Nabokov is the master portraitist of self-ignorance. That Pnin is an academic surrounded by other academics who are all learned bumblers elevates the slow dawn of their thoughts to an exquisite farce.

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Edith Wharton's French Riviera by Philippe Collas
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Chess Story by Stefan Zweig
Chess Story
by Stefan Zweig
read in December, 2015
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"chess, a game of pure reasoning with no element of chance"
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Milan Kundera
“As I have pointed out before, characters are not born like people, of woman; they are born of a situation, a sentence, a metaphor containing in a nutshell a basic human possibility that the author thinks no one else has discovered or said something essential about.
But isn't it true that an author can write only about himself?”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Clarice Lispector
“Putting my hand in someone else’s has always been my definition of happiness. Before I fall asleep, often - in that small struggle not to lose consciousness and go into the greater world - often, before I get up the courage to go into the vastness of sleep, I pretend that someone has my hand in theirs, and then I go, go to that enormous absence of form that is sleep. And when even after that I don’t have courage, I dream.”
Clarice Lispector

Joseph Heller
“It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Irène Némirovsky
“...she cried because prejudice outlives passion and because she was sentimentally patriotic.”
Irène Némirovsky

Kurt Vonnegut
“But I have to say this in defense of humankind: In no matter what era in history, including the Garden of Eden, everybody just got here. And, except for the Garden of Eden, there were already all these games going on that could make you act crazy, even if you weren't crazy to begin with. Some of the crazymaking games going on today are love and hate, liberalism and conservatism, automobiles and credit cards, golf, and girls' basketball.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

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