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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje
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Some great passages lost in mostly overly precious, self-indulgent, cheesy belletristic prose. But for some reason, I felt compelled to read on and finish... the experience of which only confirmed everything I said in the sentence prior.
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Exilée and Temps Morts by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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Pretty unbearable. If you are a fan of Dictee, and want to stay a fan of Cha, you should probably skip the slight pieces in this book. Only worth it for the excellent foreword by Ed Park; reserved for the Cha completists.
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The Memory Chalet by Tony Judt
The Memory Chalet
by Tony Judt
read in December, 2010
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Some reviewer mentioned that this book is "heartbreaking" or something. Far from it. Yes, Tony Judt passed away, and reminiscence, by nature, is tinged with sadness or regret. But this book is tough and clear-eyed and funny. Never one to ham it up, e ...more
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The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
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Insofar as family histories go, this book - based purely on the story matter - is a goldmine. Yet the story is enlivened by the teller, and so it Is all the more affecting. Edmund de Waal is by turns inquisitively erudite, emotionally engaged and fie ...more
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Just Kids by Patti Smith
Just Kids
by Patti Smith
read in September, 2011
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Despite the accolades and awards, this book was disappointing. But first, the virtues: Smith is emotionally honest and sincere, and is an attractive chronicler for this reason. The world she describes - Chelsea/downtown of the beatnik era: how can an ...more
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The Unfinished Poems by C.P. Cavafy
The Unfinished Poems
by C.P. Cavafy
read in January, 2010
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Not as indispensable as the Mendelssohn's translation of the collected poems, but if you are a Cavafy fanatic, this one's great. I just wish I didn't have to pay the full MSRP on the book, though. The notes are fantastic, but the book nevertheless is ...more
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C. P. Cavafy by C.P. Cavafy
C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems
by C.P. Cavafy
read in January, 2010
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The translation is deeply considered - fastidious but uncollared at the same time. Mendelssohn's also an ideal reader of Cavafy, which makes reading the notes such a pleasure, too. I'm not going to even comment on Cavafy's poetry itself, which is sub ...more
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Nocturne by James Attlee
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A book that is literally obsessed with the moon and the night. Attlee is incredibly erudite and writes with fluid but modest elegance. The best parts of the book are when Attlee shares esoteric events/facts about something - the moment of discovery, ...more
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