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Night at the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade
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Film as a Subversive Art by Amos Vogel
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Forgetting Elena by Edmund White
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A big gay thought experiment. Reminded me of Jared French's painting, "State Park."
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At the Existentialist Café by Sarah Bakewell
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The Family Idiot 1 by Jean-Paul Sartre
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The Collected Works, Vol. 1 by Scott McClanahan
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Moving Kings by Joshua Cohen
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Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson
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Patchy but always rewarding. Johnson plays with form in a way I don't see happening elsewhere. My favorite story is the darkly oscillating "Out on Bail."

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(3.8/5.0) There is a cult surrounding this book-- at least in Berkeley. Like Infinite J
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Ecstatic Nation by Brenda Wineapple
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Sweeping but somewhat shallow survey of a time in American history when progress was made, then reversed. Sound familiar? Yep...Obama is to Lincoln as Trump is to Rutherford B. Hayes.
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David Foster Wallace
“It now lately sometimes seemed like a kind of black miracle to me that people could actually care deeply about a subject or pursuit, and could go on caring this way for years on end. Could dedicate their entire lives to it. It seemed admirable and at the same time pathetic. We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe. God or Satan, politics or grammar, topology or philately -the object seemed incidental to this will to give oneself away, utterly. To games or needles, to some other person. Something pathetic about it. A flight-from in the form of a plunging into.”
David Foster Wallace

August Strindberg
“Life is not so idiotically mathematical that only the big eat the small; it is just as common for a bee to kill a lion or at least to drive it mad.”
August Strindberg, Miss Julie

Ambrose Bierce
“The covers of this book are too far apart.”
Ambrose Bierce

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