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Ham-Fistedness: "Cinco Esquinas" by Mario Vargas Llosa
(Original Review, 2016-03-05)I'm really glad that Mario Vargas Llosa's “Cinco Esquinas” wasn't the f...
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Is Taste Personal: "The Decline of Pleasure" by Walter Kerr
(Original Review, 1981-05-25) Here’s a quiz on “sex in literature”. The problem is I don’t know ...
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Tornagusto: "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi, Gioia Fiammenghi (Trans.)
(Original Review, 1981-05-20)I am reading the English version of Pinocchio; I read it, obviously man...
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Double Entendres Galore: "Hopscotch" by Julio Cortázar
(Original Review, 1981-05-15)If you like your novels simple and straightforward, don’t read “Hopscot...
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Screw Your Brains Out: "Graham Greene: A Life in Letters" by Graham Greene
(Original Review, 2007-05-15)There some odd little insights: about how people used to travel by sea ...
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Dreaming Tracks: "The Songlines" by Bruce Chatwin
(Original Review, 1988-05-15)I’ve been reading “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin for the past couple ...
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Railway Barons: "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder" by Caroline Fraser
I am well into “Prairie Fires” by Caroline Fraser, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder who is best k...
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Profound Place: "Four Quartets" by T. S. Eliot
(Original Review, 1981-05-12)I’m always impressed by the influence of mediaeval mystical texts on 'F...
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Kublai Khan: "The Wasteland, Prufrock and Other Poems" by T. S. Eliot
(Original review, 1981-05-10)It seems to me that the author of 'Prufrock' and that of the Wasteland ...
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Whateveritis: "The Speculations on Metaphysics, Polity and Morality of The Old Philosopher Lau Tsze" by Lau Tsze
(Original Review, 1981-05-07)Find myself? I've been trying to lose myself for years. So maybe the tr...
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