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  1. Jean de La Ville de Mirmont, The Sundays of Jean Dezert
  2. Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (Tales of the Weird) by Tanya Kirk
  3. Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks, Friedrich Nietzsche
  4. Spirits of the Season: Christmas Hauntings (Tales of the Weird) edited by Tanya Kirk
  5. Maigret Goes to School, Georges Simenon
  6. Never heard of it but since I enjoyed Les Chants de Maldoror by Conte De Lautreamont I decided to give this a try. I got mine new from Amazon : Stephen Vincent Benet Poetry Collection (3 Books): John Brown’s Body, Young Adventure, Nightmare at Noon and other Poems so am looking forward to it. Will get it next week though.
  7. Amazon puts it best : In a series of episodes set during and after the American Civil War Faulkner profiles the people of the South - who might surrender but could never be vanquished. What's not clear from that is that the episodes are chapters in the book and the people of the South are the one family (Sartoris) and the lives they touch during the Civil War. Faulkner's prose is stunning as always, and I took my time reading this so that I could enjoy it for as long as possible. Generally speaking what you read about is how the women fared when their men were off fighting the war and Faulkner does mention that the women didn't get to decide to go to war nor did they decide to surrender but just had to deal with what the situation threw at them. And naturally they coped very well. A story of black and white, rich and poor, women and children in a time and place that has elsewhere been described as Gone With the Wind. Very recommended and not stream of consciousness
  8. I 'only' have 673 books. My favourite sentence is : “Sometimes your acquisitive self is ahead of conscious thought.“ Personal Library What's your opinion?
  9. Agnes Grey, Brontë, Anne The Penguin Book of Exorcisms, Laycock, Joseph P. A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermonto Mikhail Lermontov Zeno's Conscience, Svevo, Italo The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Dickens, Charles The Celibates Trilogy: Pierrette, The Vicar of Tours & The Black Sheep (The Two Brothers), Balzac, Honoré de P`ere Goriot, Balzac, Honoré de Alias Grace, Atwood, Margaret Just using up a birthday gift certificate from February
  10. Indeed, well spotted and thank you. The book is extraordinary and I found it not only challenging to read but also to describe. I got it on Amazon, here Les Chants de Maldoror. It would be good to find out how they compare.
  11. The Songs of Maldoror as translated by Guy Wernham. This is a long narrative prose poem which celebrates the principle of Evil in an elaborate style and with a passion akin to religious fanaticism (from Amazon). It's broken into 6 Stanzas, long enough to be considered chapters and is absolutely fascinating. Said to have achieved a considerable reputation as one of the earliest and most extraordinary examples of Surrealist writing (Amazon). I can't say because I'm not sufficiently well schooled but I can say that it is stream of consciousness by a narrator called Maldoror and I had absolutely no idea what was going on from beginning to end. Why did I continue to read it? I was enjoying it. Recommended.
  12. The Body by Stephen King. Stephen King the way I like him, it's a short story by his standards at 200 pages long, and I'm only one chapter in and it's fabulous. It's from the Four Seasons quartet.
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