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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters by Jason  Stearns
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Death in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann
“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”
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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom by Stephen R. Platt
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U.S.A., #1-3 by John Dos Passos
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Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
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Drew Perkins and 109 other people liked Stephen's review of Death in Venice:
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
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Brilliant prose, expertly crafted, and an audacious, masterful blending of mythology, allusion and symbolism. In many ways, a work of considerable genius.

Unfortunately, the story itself felt ho hum and left me cold and rather unenthused. Given th..." Read more of this review »
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Bertrand Russell
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
Bertrand Russell

Tom Robbins
“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”
Tom Robbins

Charlotte Brontë
“I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it's expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it's perils.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Oscar Wilde
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
Oscar Wilde, The Nightingale and the Rose

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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