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Old Woman by Daniil Kharms
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At least with Dostoyevsky, if you kill an old pawnbroker, she stays dead and doesn't turn up three hours later crawling around in your apartment. Not so with Kharms.

The Old Woman is case in point. The unnamed narrator, a writer I'll call Dani
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" As I always say if asked: if it is a matter of space and it becomes a choice between a bed or more books, get yourself a cot and go with more books. "
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" Susan wrote: "I’m absolutely fascinated. I never heard of this author before and now I’m eager to make his acquaintance."

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At least with Dostoyevsky, if you kill an old pawnbroker, she stays dead and doesn't turn up three hours later crawling around in your apartment. Not so with Kharms.

The Old Woman is case in point. The unnamed narrator, a writer I'll call Dani
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Emergency Poems by Nicanor Parra
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Concrete Poetry by Mary Ellen Solt
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The Fall of the Roman Republic by Plutarch
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This Penguin Classic covers six Roman lives - Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero - written by Platonist philosopher Plutarch (AD 46-Ad 120), the great biographer from the ancient world.

These were chaotic, bloody times when, fueled
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Paraguay by Donald Barthelme
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The new frontier of postmodern Paraguay requires a fearless explorer to not only sport a safari hat, beard, custom-fit safari shirt and close-fitting khaki pants but also be well-versed in the latest postmodern writings of Jean-François Lyotar
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Escher's Loops by Zoran Živković
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Zoran Živković acknowledges the complexity in Escher's Loops requires a very attentive and patient reader. The Serbian author goes on to say, "I tried to do in fiction what Escher did in his paradoxical weird drawings."

Indeed, we read about me
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Italo Calvino
“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.”
Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

Charles Bukowski
“Do you hate people?”

“I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”
Charles Bukowski, Barfly

Marilyn Monroe
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
Marilyn Monroe

Anaïs Nin
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
Anais Nin

Jane Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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