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Today
November
21
J. Martin Holman, Lane Dunlop, Yasunari Kawabata
Javier Marías, Margaret Jull Costa
Alisa Freedman, Yasunari Kawabata
Ronald W. Sousa, Clarice Lispector
Munshi Premchand
Marguerite Duras, Richard Seever
علاء الأسواني, Alaa Al Aswany
G.K. Chesterton
Douglas Parmée, Guy de Maupassant
January 2015
15
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Yep, the title pretty much sums it up. Siblings Elizabeth and Paul are complete terrors... self-absorbed, bratty, pretentious...
December 2014
13
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This is really as much a book about the CIA as about LSD. Authors Martin Lee and Bruce Shalin follow the 1938 discovery of Ls...
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Nonfiction- From 1959 to 1961, three similar psychotic (schizophrenic, I think) patients lived on the psychiatric ward of th...
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So the contrast here is between timeless, (relatively) unchanging beauty, like the sterile, pristine, immaculate beauty of th...
March 2014
03
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“I see I am falling into the self-punishing, cynical tone again. Yet how comforting this tone is, like a sort of poultice on ...
February 2014
28
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On the one hand, The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry is a manifestation of greed, collecting together po...
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Not that it's a *bad* book, it's just...well, I can't say it better than this: "Joyce's masterwork ULYSSES (which I don't m...
February 2014
18
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As it is, the War of 1812 is a barely-remembered chapter of American history. If it is recalled at all, the most prominent im...
January 2014
29
reviewed: Big Breasts & Wide Hips - Mo Yan
Is the uterus a prime property of the dowry that a bride brings into her marital life? Fertility being its most significant a...
January 2014
27
reviewed: Miyazawa Kenji: Selections by Kenji Miyazawa , Hiroaki Sato
Beneath the solitary Saddle Mountain terrain, Soil in dampness laid, memories of rain erase, Crimson sun teasing the amorphou...
December 2013
25
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Rokudan-no shirabe (Melody in six parts) - Yatsuhashi Kengyo , 1614–1685 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=totT2-eHLNQ
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Happy Booksmas, book porn lovers!
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Higuchi Ichiyo (1872-1896), whom Donald Keene termed the "principal woman novelist of the Meiji period," wrote the novella Ta...
October 2013
26
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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) wrote Le grand écart in 1923, shortly before he started Thomas l'imposteur and already under the inf...
October 2013
24
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Of all those forces that threaten humanity, there are three which can be seen as the most feared: war, natural disasters and ...

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