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On the Road
3.64
did not like it
This is, to me, the second most over-rated book in American Literature. I don't get the appeal of this one either. As a group, all the characters were ...more
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Apr 05, 2010
 
Imaginations
4.26
it was amazing
This is one of the Ur-texts of my aesthetic development. I keep reading it over and over.
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Apr 14, 2010
 
The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments
3.66
really liked it
A NeoConservative view of the Enlightenment. In a nutshell she argues that the British and American limited vesions of the Enlightenment are good and ...more
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Apr 13, 2012
 
The Sexual Revolution: Toward a Self-governing Character Structure
3.93
liked it
If possible read the first German edition of 1936. The American edition published in the early 40's bleached out the Marxist component of the book.
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Apr 08, 2010
 
The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism
4.33
I plan to read this along with the three Volume Prison Notebooks.
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Mar 03, 2011
 
Life Supports: New and Collected Poems
4.53
it was amazing
Bronk will still be read in 150 years.
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Apr 16, 2010
 
From the Crooked Timber
4.26
it was amazing
From The Crooked Timber is a debut collection consisting of a novella and seven stories by Okla Elliott. It is a uniformly fine collection of work th ...more
May 12, 2012
Nov 19, 2011
 
Calendar of Regrets
4.46
really liked it
Lance Olsen's Calendar of Regrets is, to quote the back of the book, "a wildly inventive and visually rich collage of twelve interconnected narrative ...more
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Oct 04, 2010
 
Voices
4.27
it was amazing
This is a hard book to review. It's very good, but it is the type of book that is difficult to find anything meaningful to say about it. By this, I me ...more
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Oct 04, 2010
 
Walden
3.79
it was amazing
The chapter Where I Lived and What I Lived For" has been an enormus influence on me. It taught me to have a completely different value-system than mos ...more
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Apr 06, 2010
 
The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works, 24 Vols
4.61
it was amazing
My Freshman and Sophmore years of college were spent reading and studying all 24 volumes. I learned a great deal about psychoanalysis and myself from ...more
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Jul 06, 2010
 
Paris Spleen
4.33
it was amazing
A book of classic prose poems. Be sure to read Louise Varese's translation if you are reading it in English.
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Apr 06, 2010
 
The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays
4.47
it was amazing
Reading Guy Davenport's essays are an education in themselves.
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Apr 08, 2010
 
The Intuitive Journey and Other Works
4.54
really liked it
Russell Edson is,undoubtedly, the finest unknown poet in the United States today. He is a virtuoso of the prose poem; his brief pieces are are searin ...more
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Jul 04, 2011
 
Starfish Girl
3.79
really liked it
Athena Villaverde's Starfish Girl is the the story of Ohime, a young girl with a starfish growing out of her head. Ohime lives in a post-apocalytic u ...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 20, 2011
 
Stand on Zanzibar
3.96
it was amazing
This is one of the best Science -fiction novels of the 1960s. Some aspects of the book are somewhat dated-names of countries, slang-terms that the cha ...more
Jun 20, 2011
Feb 09, 2011
 
Against Interpretation
4.11
really liked it
I read this book when I was 16. I have no doubt that Sontag was one of the most important influences on my aesthetic sensibilties. I also credit her f ...more
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Oct 16, 2010
 
The Friday Book
3.88
really liked it
An old book ,really, but some of the essays in this book are the best simple explanations of Postmodern literature that i've ever read. Barth was layi ...more
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May 08, 2010
 
Cold Mountain
3.83
did not like it
This book pissed me off because it was one of the books that was calculated to be a best seller. Moreover, I did not find it to be very original. This ...more
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Apr 05, 2010
 
Underworld
3.92
liked it
DeLillo is to my mind the most over-rated American author currently writing. Underworld was good, but not the masterpiece that the hype claims it to b ...more
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Apr 06, 2010
 
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
4.05
liked it
Worth Reading. The stories were good,but not the greatest thing since sliced bread, which is what Harlan's legion of fans would have you believe.
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Jul 29, 2013
 
Les Fleurs du Mal
4.26
Baudelaire was one of the greatest French poets of the nineteenth century. Do yourself a favor and read his work.
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Jun 26, 2011
 
Intimate Journals
3.74
really liked it
One of my favorite books. A collection of notes, aphorisms, refelctions and other fragments.
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Apr 14, 2010
 
Prison Notebooks
4.09
I plan to spend much of the Spring and most of the summer of 2011 studying these volumes.
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Mar 03, 2011
 
The Golden Apples of the Sun
4.09
really liked it
Fanatstic stories. Bradbury was almost writing prose poems at times.
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The Revolt of the Masses
4.05
liked it
A tad reactionary for my taste, yet still a good book.
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Apr 18, 2010
 
U.S.A.
4.09
it was amazing
This is indeed a truly great American novel.
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Apr 24, 2011
 
Selected Writings
4.38
it was amazing
One of my favorite Books.
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Oct 16, 2010
 
Winesburg, Ohio
3.83
it was amazing
My favorite book.
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Apr 09, 2010
 
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
3.88
did not like it
I thought this book sucked. In fact I hated this enough that i never read anything else by wallace. I have decided to give the Infinite Jest a shot th ...more
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Jul 25, 2010
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