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Faggots by Larry Kramer
Faggots
by Larry Kramer
read in November, 2014
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A search for love through the 1970s New York gay scene, rude, at times crass, darkly comic, but with touches of the sublime, Faggots is neither for the squeamish nor for the narrow minded, but it's above all an honest tale about the emotional complex ...more
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Faggots by Larry Kramer
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date: June 27, 2014 06:51PM
location: Twitter, The United Kingdom
description: make sure you do not miss this event!

Follow #AliensinParis on Twitter and see the story unfold in real time.

This is a recreation of the actual events told in the short story Aliens in Paris.

The only question left unanswered is it true or is it fiction?

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Babette's Feast by Karen Blixen
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The Lady in the Looking Glass by Virginia Woolf
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Like so many books of short stories, even this collection of five stories from the unassailable Virginia Woolf, is something of a flea market.

Ranging from the absolute sublimity of the collection's eponymous story, through to the stolid indifference
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Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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A haze of memories scratched in the back of his mind, the time for fast drinks and slow hangovers is over. After the roar of the 20s life is a soft murmur, and the vacuum of hard money and easy morals has left in its wake a terrible, yawning void. Wi ...more
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In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
In the Penal Colony
by Franz Kafka
read in January, 2013
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Reading this books' eponymous short story it occurred to me there's nothing's stranger than a Kafka story, until I read the book's second story, The Judgement, and realised there's one thing stranger: another Kafka story.

Although it's a disturbing ta
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The Magic Paint by Primo Levi
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The world, as painted by Primo Levi, is a hokey, calloused place. As stuffed full of surreal bureaucracy as it is twisted by mankind's ineptitude; as prickly as it is accommodating; and as intriguing as it is cruelly frustrating.

Like a bowl full of s
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Romance Of The Thin Man And The Fat Lady by Robert Coover
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There's no obvious way to review a collection of Robert Coover's short stories, no conspicuous handle with which to hold the text, no praise likely to escape being labelled sycophancy, and no criticism that wouldn't rightly be mocked as bitter jealou ...more
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