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Bend Sinister
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Jessica Jessica said: " so i'm again just using this book review spot as a placeholder for other book-y things in my life (SEE BELOW), though i went w/ nabokov specifically because he has crawled into my SKULL lately -- could easily have opted for recent reads laughter in t ...more "

 
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Jessica Jessica said: " just as a warning, the below is not really about the book by pollan at all (which is great, btw!), but is mostly some really juvenile hatin' on thoreau. so if you read it, shut up, i warned you; i needed to get some trash-talking out of my system bef ...more "

 
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On Violence by Hannah Arendt
On Violence
by Hannah Arendt
recommended to Jessica by: John . Bova
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[Violence] phenomenologically… is close to strength, since the implements of violence, like all other tools, are designed and used for the purpose of multiplying natural strength until, in the last stage of their development, they can substitute for ...more
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The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
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just as a warning, the below is not really about the book by pollan at all (which is great, btw!), but is mostly some really juvenile hatin' on thoreau. so if you read it, shut up, i warned you; i needed to get some trash-talking out of my system bef ...more
Jessica and 9 other people liked JSA Lowe's review of Delphine:
Delphine by Mel Arrighi
"This was a marvelous chance encounter, id est I found this book in a parking lot outside the thrift store from whence it had clearly been rejected; and couldn't bring myself to walk past its sad damp form. So I picked it up and immediately started..." Read more of this review »
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Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
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so i'm again just using this book review spot as a placeholder for other book-y things in my life (SEE BELOW), though i went w/ nabokov specifically because he has crawled into my SKULL lately -- could easily have opted for recent reads laughter in t ...more
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Existentialism and Human Emotions by Jean-Paul Sartre
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Sixty Poems by Charles Simic
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i think when i am disappointed by simic (which happens!) it's because i want him to be more like raoul, which i realize is ridiculous cuz then what would raoul be? but yknow. i think i liked best the poems in this from hotel insomnia (total there are ...more
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That Mad Ache & Translator, Trader by Françoise Sagan
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this ~210 page novel is accompanied by a 100 page essay on translation. okay hofstadter, we know you are adorable.

okay so i realize i still haven't gotten anything down on this & so for now am just going to paste in an email i sent john after, pr
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Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
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okay so first of all, i kindle-read this book, & while i don't normally feel that's worth mentioning i think it had impact this time - who knew this book's like 500 pages long? not i! (until i added on goodreads; the edition i added actually come ...more
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Elegy by Larry Levis
" dude revisit revisit! slow-burning but true!

anastasia & sandman:

What had been real in words began to be replaced
By what was not real, by the not e
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