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The Nigger of the Narcissus and Other Stories
really liked it
Undeniable racism, but stunningly beautiful prose.
I will never tire of reading Conrad.

--My favorite quotes:

"It was his deserved misfortune that thos
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Feb 18, 2008
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
really liked it
Perhaps the most meta book ever written, Calvino humorously and experimentally ignores the division between writer and reader and addresses his audien ...more
Apr 28, 2008
Jan 17, 2008
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1)
it was amazing
Simply incredible, and even more so on the second read-through that I began today (I read the novel in 4 days to meet a class deadline, so I can't wai ...more
Mar 07, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction
liked it
Love witty conversation, frustrated lovers, indecisive monologues, casual misogyny, and long lists of examples? Then these are the stories for you. It ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Oct 08, 2008
The Ghost Writer (Zuckerman Bound #1)
really liked it
The cover of my edition features a winter landscape, both idyllic and bleak, and the following praise from the Washington Post: "Further evidence that ...more
Apr 19, 2008
Mar 12, 2008
Medieval Piety from Relics to the Eucharist: A Process of Mutual Interaction
really liked it
Snoek offers a very comprehensive study of relics and the Eucharist and their evolving and often parallel use, power, and reception in the Middle Ages ...more
May 05, 2013
Dec 03, 2007
Seventeenth-Century British Poetry, 1603-1660
I'm actually quite excited to be reading an entire anthology instead of merely sampling selections; I've never had a professor assign a Norton cover ...more
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Jan 17, 2008
Manon Lescaut
liked it
The novel is daring for its time on several levels, and Prevost sprinkles the narrative with interesting social commentary and witticisms. It is also ...more
Feb 02, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
What Maisie Knew
liked it
James' narrative strategy is very effective - he shows us only what Maisie sees, but this is often more than she understands, and the gap between the ...more
Mar 23, 2008
Jan 02, 2008
While reading Hunger I was often reminded of Crime and Punishment in both good ways and bad...something about the way the narrator reasoned with and e ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 09, 2008
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