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Average rating: 3.91 · 232 ratings · 28 reviews · 28 distinct works
Yes, You Are a Revolutionar...

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Republican Like Me: A Diary...

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August December

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I Hope Sparrow Runs for Pre...

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Animals

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Lennon Remembers by Jann S. Wenner
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There’s one point where John says: “That white album with the drawings on it, was that before or after Rubber Soul?“

He can’t remember the name of Revolver!

And for a guy who ruined his life by falling in love with Yoko, he seems quite impatient with h
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Sparrow . made a comment on his review of To Each His Own
To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia
" I stupidly wrote a second review of it, and here it is:

Somehow Sciascia has written a book in which the protagonist is a town. True, there is a person
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The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz
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This is the final book — not the last book, but the final one. After The Street of Crocodiles, no more novels need be written.

And maybe it’s not even a novel; possibly it’s a series of “linked” short fictions.

We know this book by the wrong name. In P
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To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia
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I found myself thinking: “Having a surname which precisely repeats, how does that affect one’s view of life? Perhaps it leads to a certain fatalism?”

My friend Ely at Unnameable Books (in Prospect Heights) offered me this book (for a price) and I read
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Backroads Buildings by Steve Gross
" My wife did. I think it's on Plank Road. I am extremely unobservant, as you may have noticed. Let me know if you want to borrow the book, or have it f ...more "
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Totemism by Claude Lévi-Strauss
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1962, a lost era when nonfiction books didn’t need subtitles!

(Anyway, this is not so much a book as an after-dinner conversation with a worldly yet slightly inebriated French theorist.) (And its thesis leads surprisingly to … Bergson, who thought ver
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Backroads Buildings by Steve Gross
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Who knew that such richly decrepit buildings exist in our USA? Gross & Daley have assembled a vocabulary of decay. One photograph was taken in my town, Phoenicia: a greying domicile with the title “Gothic riverside house.”

And there’s no introduction!
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Murderess! by Leslie Margolin
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The best true crime book I’ve ever gripped in my pitiless hands! The misbegotten murder takes place in Queens Village, deep in the night of March 19, 1927. And the story is very 1927 – an era of gibbering prosperity, & triumphant newspaper headlining ...more
Pickup on Noon Street by Raymond Chandler
" Thanks for the weather report – I've never been to LA (I think I maybe implied that in this review). But I find the place fascinating, and as a noir-l ...more "
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The Back Country by Gary Snyder
" I never heard that – I did see him once, in Gainesville Florida, in 1976 (with Allen Ginsberg). He was imperious, private, kingly. "
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Matsuo Bashō
“When composing a verse let there not be a hair's breath separating your mind from what you write; composition of a poem must be done in an instant, like a woodcutter felling a huge tree or a swordsman leaping at a dangerous enemy.”
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Michael Bassey Johnson
“The stupidity of gossips is that they become frightened when they see your face, and a little word from your mouth makes them vibrate like an electrocuted criminal.”
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Robert Orben
“Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral. ”
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Samuel Beckett
“POZZO:
I am blind.
(Silence.)
ESTRAGON:
Perhaps he can see into the future.”
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot




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message 7: by Mirra

Mirra Price Namaskar,

I heard you bought one of Dada and my books, Tools to Change the World. Could you please review it for Goodreads? Amazon would be great, too, if you can.

Sisterly,

Miirabaii


Sparrow . Thank you. No, I don't think you ever sent me a photo. I would like to see it!


Joanne Licardo I love that picture of you. I just enlarged it so I could see what was going on. I have a great picture of you from the workshop in NC. Did I ever send you one?


Joanne Licardo Hi Sparrow. Nice to see you again. Do you have a rubber duckie?


message 3: by Diana

Diana I also hope you're having a good day. But I must ask, why no picture? Maybe after the teeth are brushed you'll put one up? Or perhaps that's just my useless optimism, rearing it's pointless little head...


Sparrow . thank you. The day is getting rather advanced -- time to work on my tooth brushing, really. But I get a little obsessed with late-night e-mailing. I hope your day is, or was, flagrantly happy.


Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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