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A Dream of Red Mansions
4.12
it was amazing
One of the greatest masterpieces of literature, reading this was an incredible experience. Poignant, funny, metaphysical, tragic, allegorical, psychol ...more
Nov 19, 2008
Oct 25, 2007
 
Orlando Furioso
4.00
it was amazing
Orlando Furioso is a miracle of lightness, speed, and wit. Imagine all the brightest qualities Byron, Spenser, Calvino, and Cervantes jumbled deliciou ...more
Jul 18, 2008
May 09, 2008
 
Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician
4.07
it was amazing

An amazing title. Concerns the surreal odyssey of one Dr. Faustroll who, among other things, sails in a sieve with his baboon and visits a series of b
...more
Mar 17, 2009
Aug 15, 2008
 
Morgante: The Epic Adventures of Orlando and His Giant Friend Morgante
4.09
it was amazing
All right, kids, the verdict is in. The Italian Renaissance Epic Romance is the Genre of Genres. Giants, angels, demons, monkeys, whales, and a crab w ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Sep 19, 2009
 
Peer Gynt: A Dramatic Poem
3.71
it was amazing
One of the great works of world literature.
A Norwegian Faust. Easily Ibsen's greatest achievement, and one of the most penetrating studies of the mod
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Jan 2000
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Aug 14, 2008
 
My Life
4.15
it was amazing


A beautiful autobiographical prose-poem, and, like any life, a continuous work in progress and revision. The original book, written when Hejinian was
...more
Apr 17, 2009
Mar 15, 2009
 
The Crock of Gold
4.05
it was amazing
A really wonderful, unique book that I was lucky to discover. Stephens was James Joyce's appointee to finish the monumental Finnegans Wake in the even ...more
Oct 02, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
 
Bouvard and Pécuchet with The Dictionary of Received Ideas
3.90
it was amazing
Flaubert's final (unfinished) novel is sui generis. A comic duo of simple-minded copyists attempt to scale the heights of the rural French bourgeois i ...more
Dec 02, 2008
May 22, 2008
 
The Summer Book
4.09
it was amazing

One of the most perfect books I've ever read. The story is about the relationship between a young girl and her grandmother and is suffused with the gl
...more
May 06, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
The Complete Poems
4.05
it was amazing
Shelley is the poet who has moved me most greatly over the years. He was a skeptical visionary--a spiritual revolutionary who understood the limitatio ...more
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Jun 09, 2007
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