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Sean Sean said: " benito cerano is one of the great constructs of 19th cent. short fiction- Melville at the height of his skills. I read this over the new year holiday, so not much else comes to mind... "

 
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Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
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Nobody Move by Denis Johnson
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read this in two days- a perfect noir- did he write this to make a bunch of dough from a screenplay? denis johnson's tender touch with language and the exstatic moments of human consciousness (sickness, near-death, sex, exhaustion, adrenaline, etc), ...more
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The Program Era by Mark McGurl
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a great example of all that an academic book can be- funny, well-written, sophisticated and expansive in themes and subject matter. anyone who has a humanities degree from a college or university should read it. I will be interested to talk to some p ...more
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The Scientific Life by Steven Shapin
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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great summer reading- one of my favorite hemingway novels that I havent read since high school- my favorite scenes were still the fishing trips in spain. I had forgotten/not appreciated how much the novel centers around the deeply pained character of ...more
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Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
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an amazing stylistic achievement- can't wait for the film! I thought that the book would take the main characters through the west to the pacific ocean because of his other western novels, but it was fascinating that he took his characters through th ...more
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Der Turm by Uwe Tellkamp
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Selected Tales and Poems by Herman Melville
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benito cerano is one of the great constructs of 19th cent. short fiction- Melville at the height of his skills. I read this over the new year holiday, so not much else comes to mind...
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Vor dem Sturm by Theodor Fontane
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Fontane's first novel that he published when he was 58(!) about the Prussian uprising against Napoleon. Great historical novel- makes me want to read more 19th century fiction. The cheesiest moment in the book came when a figure had to die because he ...more
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