J.I. Daniels

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Average rating: 5.0 · 3 ratings · 2 reviews · 1 distinct work
Mount Fugue

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
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Sadly, this is another of the kinds of books I respect immensely, while not particularly enjoying. The metafictional aspects are fun and striking, but add little, and the humor is a few hundred years off of my own style.

This is a shame. Tristram
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Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
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I mean, it's fine, I guess. A parody of Pamela, like Shamela was, this one decides to be a little bit more nuanced. The result is an interesting book that is as much of an homage to Don Quixote as it is a parody of Richard's novel. The problem is, ...more
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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
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There are plenty of times in this novel that a person is greatly aided by understanding the historical and political events happening during Swift's time, but by and large, this fantastic satire is about the process of politics, thought, and folly, ...more
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Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
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This review is a part of my phd prep (for myself), and thus tends to be skewed towards answering questions as to the relationships between authors, texts, and readers. Take that as you will.

A so-called autobiography, from the titular character, this
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
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This review is a part of my phd prep (for myself), and thus tends to be skewed towards answering questions as to the relationships between authors, texts, and readers. Take that as you will.

What is most striking about this is how mechanical it is.
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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This review is a part of my phd prep (for myself), and thus tends to be skewed towards answering questions as to the relationships between authors, texts, and readers. Take that as you will. I've read it a few times now, and I will continue reading ...more
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The Inferno of Dante by Dante Alighieri
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This review is a part of my phd prep (for myself), and thus tends to be skewed towards answering questions as to the relationships between authors, texts, and readers. Take that as you will. This is also not the first time I have read this (though a ...more
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The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
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This review is a part of my phd prep (for myself), and thus tends to be skewed towards answering questions as to the relationships between authors, texts, and readers. Take that as you will.

To avoid the plague, ten nobles spend two weeks telling
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The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon
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This review is a part of my phd prep (for myself), and thus tends to be skewed towards answering questions as to the relationships between authors, texts, and readers. Take that as you will.

This is not a novel, nor is it a collection of nonfiction.
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The Arabian Nights by Anonymous
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While on the one hand, this is one of the most misogynistic
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25x33 Columbus International Book and Dining Club — 10 members — last activity Jan 24, 2010 11:18AM
Book club in Columbus that meets once a month. Book is by a foreign-born writer, and restaurant is affiliated with that book.



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