What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby fuga on Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:40 pm

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones.

I'm on a horror novella kick lately.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Taste of Death on Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:16 pm

Vermeer in Bosnia by Lawrence Weschler
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/388423.Vermeer_in_Bosnia
There are writers who specialize in the strange and others whose genius is to find the strangeness in the familiar, the unexpected meanings in stories we thought we knew. Of that second category, Lawrence Weschler is the master. Witness the pieces in this splendidly disorienting collection, spanning twenty years of his career and the full range of his concerns–which is to say, practically everything.

Only Lawrence Weschler could reveal the connections between the twentieth century’s Yugoslav wars and the equally violent Holland in which Vermeer created his luminously serene paintings. In his profile of Roman Polanski, Weschler traces the filmmaker’s symbolic negotiations with his nightmarish childhood during the Holocaust. Here, too, are meditations on artists Ed Kienholz and David Hockney, on the author’s grandfather and daughter, and on the light and earthquakes of his native Los Angeles. Haunting, elegant, and intoxicating, Vermeer in Bosnia awakens awe and wonder at the world around us.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Taste of Death on Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:17 pm

The Little Review Ulysses by James Joyce
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23360152-the-little-review-ulysses
James Joyce’s Ulysses first appeared in print in the pages of an American avant-garde magazine, The Little Review, between 1918 and 1920. The novel many consider to be the most important literary work of the twentieth century was, at the time, deemed obscene and scandalous, resulting in the eventual seizure of The Little Review and the placing of a legal ban on Joyce’s masterwork that would not be lifted in the United States until 1933. For the first time, The Little Review “Ulysses” brings together the serial installments of Ulysses to create a new edition of the novel, enabling teachers, students, scholars, and general readers to see how one of the previous century’s most daring and influential prose narratives evolved, and how it was initially introduced to an audience who recognized its radical potential to transform Western literature. This unique and essential publication also includes essays and illustrations designed to help readers understand the rich contexts in which Ulysses first appeared and trace the complex changes Joyce introduced after it was banned.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Taste of Death on Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:20 pm

Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides. Translated by Anne Carson.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1466.Grief_Lessons
Writing with a pitch and heat that gets to the heart of the unforgiving classical world, Carson, a poet and classicist, translates four of the 18 surviving plays by Euripides.

Includes Heracles, Hecuba, Hippolytus, Alcestis.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby everything on Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:36 pm

Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Bao on Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:30 pm

My wife was kind enough to not ignore my wishing list this year and bought me a hardcover set of "The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China". Haven't read them all, so for the moment I am going through Jiang Ziya (Taigong)'s Six Secret Teachings (六韜) and The Methods of the Sima (司馬法).
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Bao on Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:09 am

Just found this audiobook on Lord of The Rings. Some guy has done a really good job narrating the whole work and it's all for free. A few chapters and passages seem to be missing, but as an abridged version, it's still pretty complete. You can find a whole lot of other fantasy and other books on the same webpage.

https://tokybook.com/fellowship-rings-audiobook-01/
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Peacedog on Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:15 am

Ars Notorio by Steven Skinner.
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