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The Adventures of Augie March
Saul Bellow, Christopher Hitchens
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Roland Barthes, Stephen Heath
Selected Poems and Four Plays
W.B. Yeats, Macha Louis Rosenthal
On the Edge of the Cold War: American Diplomats and Spies in Postwar Prague
Igor Lukes
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Saul Bellow, Christopher Hitchens
Roland Barthes, Stephen Heath
W.B. Yeats, Macha Louis Rosenthal
October 2013
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Before I dive into this completely irrelevant and fictional review of Shea's The Deal From Hell, let me briefly discuss some ...
The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers - James O'Shea
September 2013
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I just had a very Bouvard-P├ęcuchetian moment. After writing most of what I thought was a rather good review of Flaubert's Bou...
Bouvard and Pecuchet - Mark Polizzotti, Gustave Flaubert, Raymond Queneau
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September 2013
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A deeply psychological novel, Seize the Day follows the middle-aged man in the life of a single day in New York City. "Psycho...
Seize the Day - Cynthia Ozick, Saul  Bellow
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September 2013
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One word sum up Hedge's Empire of Illusion: autology. If you've ever wondered what the word is that describes something which...
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle - Chris Hedges
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September 2013
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Open City, Teju Cole's d├ębut novel, is a strangely wonderful perambulatory reading experience: insightful, lyrical, decidedly...
Open City: A Novel - Teju Cole
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September 2013
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Barthes' mother died on October 25, 1977. Her son, Roland, being an invalid-type had been nursed and coddled by her most of h...
Mourning Diary - Roland Barthes, Richard Howard
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September 2013
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Reading "grown-up" literature is excavating the human soul, the adult soul: a mangled mess of contradictions and self-decepti...
The Phantom Tollbooth - Jules Feiffer, Norton Juster
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September 2013
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Joan Didion is an insightful and skeptical thinker, an astute ironist, and a beautiful prose stylist: Slouching Towards Bethl...
Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays - Joan Didion
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August 2013
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Italo Calvino is always fun to read. While Marcovaldo does not have the Borgesian or post-modern tropes of Invisible Cities o...
Marcovaldo - Italo Calvino, William Weaver
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