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« on: December 08, 2010, 03:00:48 pm »

Atlas Shrugged

oh, you're like clay to be molded.  Don't take this forum so seriously.

By the way, once you get past the first five hundred pages, it actually starts to get interesting.  You'll fly right through next five hudred pages. 


Me?  I just started another Tony Hillerman novel, Hunting Badger. 


when Dagny Taggart had sex with John Galt I could no longer pretend to take the whole thing seriously.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 12:19:00 pm »

Non-Fiction: The Making of the English Working Class by E.P Thompson. Needless to say I am interested in the views of one particular forummer this book. Im about half way through

848p? Christ you just made my bag back to NY heavier
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 12:04:49 am »

Al have you read any Debs biographies? I picked one up last night, written by a prof. I'll be taking next semester. the prof. was active in a Brooklyn Teamsters Local in the 70s and his last name is Salvatore, so I'll watch my words carefully.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 02:44:03 pm »

Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 01:10:21 pm »

Jean-Paul Sartre - The Age of Reason.  three chapters in.  certainly a lot of negative things I can imagine people saying about it but it's entertaining to me.
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 07:17:52 am »

Reading the great Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, but terribly worried about a bad translation Tongue

all I've ever read of the Russian authors is Constance Garnett, who is probably heavily criticized, but I've managed to enjoy myself all the same... try not to worry about it.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 10:03:39 am »

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'A Life' was the best subtitle the six figure editing department could come up with?
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 07:42:58 am »

just bought a Kindle yesterday.  trying to avoid the gadgets as a rule but made an exception, this one seemed like it had a chance to be actually edifying.  fun stuff.
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2011, 03:09:15 pm »

I've also been going through Bill Clinton's newest book, mostly for amusement.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 05:04:54 pm »

'A Brief History of Neoliberalism' by David Harvey and 'A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 10:59:09 am »

'A Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole

Approve

Greatly Approve. Obvious influence on Opebo there.

was recommended to me by my half-brother, who named his dog Ignatius in honor.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 05:50:21 am »
« Edited: February 01, 2012, 05:55:50 am by Tweed »

'The Breathing Method', a novella by Stephen King.  I took a hint from the 1996 The Get Up Kids song, one of my favorites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS3Xc4FN9fw
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 03:56:16 pm »

just picked up Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science by Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont.  they reputedly go through and tear Lacan, Kristeva, etc. a new asshole.  I don't plan to read the whole thing, just to amuse myself.
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 03:42:23 pm »

recently read 'The Inspector General' by Gogol and 'A Very Brief Intoduction to Socialism' by Michael Newman.  currently working on 'From Ritual to Record' by Allen Guttman and Susan Brownell's 'Beijing's Games: What the Olympics Mean to China'.


significantly cutting back on / ceasing alcohol use has made reading much more enjoyable/possible
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 06:45:51 pm »

I finished The Brothers Karamazov earlier this week, in terms of pleasure reading.

thoughts?
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012, 10:23:45 am »

re-read the opening parts of David Harvey's A Brief History of Neoliberalism; picked up Civilization and Its Discontents from an (awesome) used bookstore on Saturday night.
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2012, 08:46:39 pm »

The Double by Dostoevsky

insufferable in parts.  still worth reading, to see where he came from.
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2012, 08:29:40 pm »

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

It looks like we're going with the Great Transformation by Polyani, which I am looking forward to.

I didn't like it as a reading-book but I suppose it's something that you 'should' read.
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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2012, 06:51:44 am »

bought my first Eric Hobsbawm book yesterday, his most recent.  though I had pirated .pdfs of about three others.
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2012, 12:10:58 pm »

bought my first Eric Hobsbawm book yesterday, his most recent.  though I had pirated .pdfs of about three others.
You naughty boy...

ah, I was just about to tell you how that sounded creepy, and I only like it when women talk to me like that, and in clicking through to your profile I discovered that you were a woman.  keep it up!
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2012, 08:01:12 pm »

How to Change the World: Reflections on Marx and Marxism
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« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2012, 10:04:30 am »

Just finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book Smiley

no.  say whatever you want about the 'theme', she is a formally terrible writer.  read some real literature.
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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2012, 10:40:30 am »

Beyond the Pleasure Principle

atta boy!
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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2012, 04:13:06 pm »

coming soon!

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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2012, 08:39:34 am »

been binging on New Left Review.  so good.

http://newleftreview.org/
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