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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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Beware of Pity, by Stefan Zweig

I have Joan Acocella to thank for me even hearing of this great book. Her essay, “Quicksand”, on Stefan Zweig, was included in the compilation of her work that I read last year, Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints. Known mainly … Continue reading

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Island Snapshots

— Big storm. Crashing surf. Mountains of spray. Wind so loud it literally shrieked. — Crazy bright stars. — Finished the novel Beware of Pity (New York Review Books Classics), by Stefan Zweig. Can’t believe it is not more well-known. … Continue reading

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Top 10 worst beach reads

And by “worst” I mean: 1. I haven’t been to the beach all summer. Not really. 2. No matter what I read, it seems to become unbearable at some indefinable point. I keep trying to pick something benign, but right … Continue reading

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