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The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by João Guimarães Rosa
"The Devil To Pay In The Backlands by João Guimarães Rosa also known as The Devil in the Street in the Middle of the Wirlwind was written in Portuguese by the Brazilian author João Guimarães Rosa in 1956 and translated to English by James L Taylor..." Read more of this review »
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The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor
" Yes! This list has a fifty percent bear-sex rate - I'm hoping you can maintain that even if more books are added. "
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The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor
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Besides the bear sex - notably less powerful than the ursinine lovemaking in Stanley Elkin's classic The Making of Ashenden (which stands beside/behind this book the way Kafka's Metamorphosis stands with the stories of Bruno Schulz) - what makes this ...more
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Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
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Survives and yes even thrives despite referring during its horrific/ heartbreaking final chapter to someone "pharting"...Meanwhile there are good verbose books and bad verbose books and the difference between them - a difference blurred, for me at le ...more
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The White Goddess by Robert Graves
" Beautifully simple equation, Michael. "
Josh added a status update: Hey Goodreads friends! If you like my reviews and want to read more of my writing, I'm doing a series of posts for Melville House Publishing, about translation and Russian literature. The first one is up today (7/30/12); there should be another up every Monday throughout August. So come check it out!

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