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Wow, nice catch! And I read that whole novel without noticing the squirrels. :-/


So the evocation is really subdued.


Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:52 am
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Haha! Or, I'm unobservant. Sometimes it takes crazy sound and absurdity to get my attention. :P

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It happens regularly, but Nabokov never draws particular attention to it. Worth noting that I also only learned this after the fact. Someone pointed it out in some article or blog post I read about it.

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Ah. I feel a little better, then. Here I was thinking you knew Russian, too!

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My boss lent me the Griffin & Sabine trilogy. Should I be excited or is this homework?

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Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:26 am
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i am a real bookworm, currently I am finishing The Devil in the White city, very interesting book about the 1st serial killer


Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:56 pm
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It took 100,000 years for a human being to murder more than two human beings? Maybe we aren't so bad after all!


Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:59 am
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Is Proust worth reading? I might buy vol. 1 of In Search of Lost Time


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i am a real bookworm, currently I am finishing The Devil in the White city, very interesting book about the 1st serial killer
I've read that one, and while I was disappointed that Larson wrote so much more about the Fair than he did Holmes (what's the point of connecting the two if at least 2/3rds of the book is about only one?), his writing and the basic historical facts were more than compelling enough to make me not regret reading it.

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Finally digging down into Chekhov's short stories. Don't know why I haven't done it before. So great! The novellas are next.

Here's a little taste from "Ward No. 6," which is amazing x amazing:

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Sometimes in the evening he wraps himself in his robe and, trembling all over, teeth chattering, begins pacing rapidly from corner to corner and between the bed. It looks as if he has a very high fever. From the way he suddenly stops and gazes at his comrades, it is clear that he wants to say something very important, but, evidently realizing that he would not be listened to or understood, he shakes his head impatiently and goes on pacing. But soon the wish to speak overcomes all other considerations, and he gives himself free rein and speaks ardently and passionately. His talk is disorderly, feverish, like raving, impulsive, and not always comprehensible, yet in it, in his words and in his voice one can hear something extremely good. When he speaks, you recognize both the madman and the human being in him. It is hard to convey his insane speech on paper. He speaks of human meanness, of the violence that tramples on truth, of the beautiful life which will be on earth in time, of the grilles on the windows, which remind him every moment of the obtuseness and cruelty of the oppressors. The result is a disorderly, incoherent potpourri of old but still unfinished songs.

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That one made the most impression on me, if I recall correctly.

I should get back into the Russians.

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Yeah, he's amazing, and that one stood out. Also A Boring Story and In the Ravine.

Oh, and look what else I found: 201 Stories by Chekhov online. That will fill in some of the blanks left by the books I have access to.

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Hey all, I have a really broad, broad question to ask of you all: what are some books about movies that are worth reading? And they can be anything, biographies, memoirs, history books, analysis, etc. I shouldn't be too picky.

I recently read and enjoyed J. Hoberman's The Dream Life and Army of Phantoms which looked at how certain movies of the Sixties and Cold War mirrored the social/political climate (intentionally or otherwise) so maybe something up that alley. Thanks in advance!


Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:40 am
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I'd say The Devil Finds Work, Oxnard. One of the best books I've ever read.


Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:26 am
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I'd say The Devil Finds Work, Oxnard. One of the best books I've ever read.


That's good to know, 'cause I've already read it! I have it in one of my Library of America essay collections which also has Baldwin's reviews of Preminger's Carmen Jones and Porgy & Bess (and maybe some other movie stuff too, I haven't read the whole collection yet).

But I'd definitely be up for more stuff like that, Baldwin or otherwise.


Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:21 am
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That's good to know, 'cause I've already read it! I have it in one of my Library of America essay collections which also has Baldwin's reviews of Preminger's Carmen Jones and Porgy & Bess (and maybe some other movie stuff too, I haven't read the whole collection yet).

But I'd definitely be up for more stuff like that, Baldwin or otherwise.


Most of the other examples I can think of are more slanted towards theory and don't quite occupy that same cinema-in-its-social-and-historical-context sweet spot. I do want to read bell hooks' stuff, and I suspect it'd fit the bill, but I haven't dived into it yet.


Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:49 am
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Andrei Tarkovsky and Raúl Ruiz have fantastic self-authored books on their creative methods.

In Argentina, the work of Nicolás Prividera is really worthwhile, but good luck finding it in English. Ditto stuff by David Oubiña, whose Philosophical Toy Store is one hell of a great read.

And, for more film critic-y stuff, you can't go wrong with Adrian Martin.


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Many thanks!


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]Have you read Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone? You should!

It arrives on friday.

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I finished reading Ubik quite some time ago. I really enjoyed it. Even though it starts off a little slow, it gets really good when it picks up. It's definitely a suspenseful novel. I was engaged with it quite a bit, and I could not put it down. Also, the ending contains several neat twists, especially the shocking one at the last chapter. I recommend it to all sci-fi fans.

Right now, I'm reading On the Road. I'm enjoying it so far.


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During my trip to Asia I took two big books along, and one of them was The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, a Czech novel satirizing WWI and the military establishment. Hašek died before he could finish it, so it's technically incomplete, but it doesn't have a traditional novel structure. It's more of a picaresque, following the comic misadventures of the eponymous Švejk, a bumbling and gregarious everyman who has a story for every situation and frequently embarks on conversational tangents that last for pages and meander so wildly you forget where they started.

The book is genuinely hilarious (it had me laughing regularly, and inspired Heller to write Catch 22), and one of its great feats is the character of Švejk, who is either an idiot or a very clever man using idiocy as a disguise in order to deflect responsibility toward a cause he feels no allegiance to. Hašek never lets you know for sure, and puzzling over which is more plausible is one of the pleasures of reading the book.

Hašek lambastes military bureaucracy, organized religion, and a host of other targets, and at times the book feels like a Kafka story with a protagonist who has adapted to the world's bureaucratic labyrinths by simply not caring about them. And while Švejk never reaches the front lines, when the battlefield is mentioned in the narrative, Hašek describes the effects of war with a darkly casual brutality. Švejk talks about dead soldiers getting their eyes eaten by crows as if he were talking about what he had for lunch the day before.

The other book I brought along was a collection of writings by Lafcadio Hearn, which I'll post about in my Louisiana thread!

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Oxnard Montalvo wrote:
Hey all, I have a really broad, broad question to ask of you all: what are some books about movies that are worth reading? And they can be anything, biographies, memoirs, history books, analysis, etc. I shouldn't be too picky.

I recently read and enjoyed J. Hoberman's The Dream Life and Army of Phantoms which looked at how certain movies of the Sixties and Cold War mirrored the social/political climate (intentionally or otherwise) so maybe something up that alley. Thanks in advance!

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I second Notes on the Cinematographer. I also think Andre Bazin's essays (esp those collected in what is cinema?) are quite good, but very accessible.

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I second Notes on the Cinematographer. I also think Andre Bazin's essays (esp those collected in what is cinema?) are quite good, but very accessible.


That's okay, I don't have a problem with accessible.


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It arrives on friday.
Hooray! I don't think I've ever successfully talked anyone into reading that one. The part about the character's childhood is so beautiful and heartbreaking. The rest is remarkable, too. This is the book that made me love him!

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New favourite Chekhov edition:

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Hooray! I don't think I've ever successfully talked anyone into reading that one. The part about the character's childhood is so beautiful and heartbreaking. The rest is remarkable, too. This is the book that made me love him!

I'm trying to read some more Baldwin before that new doc comes out here mid May.

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beau, have you read the seven madmen or anything by roberto arlt? him and joseph roth have been my big discoveries this year i think..

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beau, have you read the seven madmen or anything by roberto arlt? him and joseph roth have been my big discoveries this year i think..


Not yet, but he's probably one of the big three Argentine authors, along with Borges and Cortazar. I've been putting him off, though.


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I'd say The Devil Finds Work, Oxnard. One of the best books I've ever read.
I've actually been re-reading this, and now I want to (re)watch all the movies. So good!

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I'm trying to read some more Baldwin before that new doc comes out here mid May.
Let me know what you think? (of the book, I mean, but the movie, too!)

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Will do. I ordered and got The Devil Finds Work alongside with it, not sure which one I'll start after finishing If Beale Street Could Talk. Which I find a confusing title since it takes place in New York and Beale Street is in Memphis...

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If Beale Street Could Talk. Which I find a confusing title since it takes place in New York and Beale Street is in Memphis...
Oh, I've never read that one. How is it??

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Real good so far!

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Scratch that. The word is, devastating.

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Aw. :(

Getting it from the library.

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The Ten Thousand Things | Maria Dermoût | 1958 | 208 pages

Yet another NYRB gem, this time a Dutch woman's borderline magical realist depiction of life in the Dutch East Indies in the early 1900s. I say "borderline magical realist" because nothing explicitly magical happens in the book, but the superstitions and rituals of the island are deeply entrenched in the characters' lives; they abide by these traditions, opposing them or ignoring them has dire consequences, and prophecies always seem to come true. It is the story of an island, and a place on that island called The Small Garden, and the matriarch who reigns over it, who is replaced by her granddaughter, Felicia, who comes to resemble her grandmother.

The book is unassuming at first, with plain prose and little narrative momentum, but it has a subtle grace that slowly infiltrates your soul. Dermoût achieves this effect through a deft use of repetition; she refers again and again to the grandmother's talismans (the snakestone, the white pebble, the plate that protects against poison), to the landmarks in the Small Garden (the Leviathan's shell, the three graves, the ruins of the old house), until the reader is indoctrinated into the mythology of the island just like Felicia is. She builds a distinct and vivid sense of place, and the changeless setting feels more prominent than the story, which has a soft, cyclical cadence to it.

The structure of the book is subtle, almost sly in its construction: starting with a segment about Felicia's life in the Small Garden (based loosely on Dermoût's own experiences growing up in the Dutch East Indies), the middle of the book suddenly shifts perspectives, telling four unrelated short stories about characters we have not yet encountered. Only at the end, when we return to the Small Garden, do we come to understand the tenuous yet profound connection between the stories -- and their connection to Felicia. After you finish, you realize every detail in the book is part of an intricate network.

Dermoût's prose isn't showy, but it has the simple elegance of handcrafted things, like a chair that's both beautiful and purposeful. As such, it's hard to select a quotable passage -- few passages stand out from the rest, and those that do lose their power when extracted from the story. But here's a random passage to serve as a sample.

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These warriors are beautiful, the doctor says (he has it from a book), in their ritual trappings, naked, with a belt of milk-white tree bark around their loins, their hair bound high over a coco shell or a piece of wood, with feathers from a bird of paradise, and on top of it all a crown of white shells -- gleaming white porcelana shells, as big as eggshells. And a string of them around the neck, some large yellow rings through the ears, green plumes made of leaves on arms and legs.


(Maiden, I suspect this one is right up your alley.)

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(Maiden, I suspect this one is right up your alley.)
Noted. This one's going to be a little harder for me to track down, but I will!

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I haven't read any kate chopin but want to. Hoping one of you can give me pointers on where to start... Maiden, keep meaning to ask you about her..

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The Letter Killers Club | Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky | 1928 (published 1993) | 112 pages

I may just start reading NYRB publications exclusively. What more do you need?

This one is by a Ukrainian-born Soviet writer of Polish descent, a writer of theater, criticism, and fantastical stories who was hardly published during his lifetime. This one, a novella of sorts, works in the mode of The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales: a collection of short stories framed by a group of people sharing stories. In this case, the group is a weekly gathering of literati with nonsense pseudonyms (Zez, Das, Mov, Rar, etc) who have forsaken the world of letters, where stories are written on a page; they prefer to "conceive" more purely, their thoughts articulated privately to this exclusive group without ever touching ink.

The stories themselves are remarkable: a deconstruction of Hamlet about an actor who meets interpretations of Hamlet, personified; a chilling science fiction story about a mechanism that robs control of people's bodies, caging their brains and turning their bodies into automatons; and a few carnivalesque moral tales in the style of the classic literature mentioned above. But what's really fascinating is how these stories are connected. For one, they are all broad variations on a single theme: the essence (and eventually the breakdown) of communication. An actor struggling to express himself in a role, people who are stripped of bodily function, a priest who is judged by the clothes he wears, a trio of men trying to decide what the mouth was made for: talking, kissing, or eating.

On top of that, the storytellers themselves interject, interrupting the stories to make comments, insisting that the storyteller make revisions or rearrange the elements into a new story, airing grievances by alluding to another one of the storytellers in their narrative. A sinister air pervades the room where they meet (full of empty bookshelves), a discomfiting power dynamic emerges, a vague threat of violence. This outer framework never quite coheres into a story itself, but that's part of its fascination: it remains nebulous, suggestive, as if these people are as immaterial and transient as the fleeting stories they tell.

A quote from Zez, the group's leader, about the origins of his idea:

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I took my conceptions, printed them in my mind, illustrated them, clothed them in carefully considered bindings, and stood them neatly on the shelves, conceptions next to conceptions, phantasms next to phantasms -- filling the willing emptiness, whose black wooden boards absorbed everything I gave it. One day, when a man who had come to return a book made to replace it on the shelf, I stopped him: 'No room.'


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101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides, ed. by Trisha Ziff
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I've actually been re-reading this, and now I want to (re)watch all the movies. So good!
I just finished that and the book's great, but it really makes me not want to (re)watch most films mentioned. :P

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I'm reading a murder mystery by Robert Crais.


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Despite the title, They Both Die At The End is still an incredibly hopeful experience

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