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dogra

Joined February 2016

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Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson
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My friend just started reading this autobiography by the great Shirley Chisholm. Now it‘s on my list.

Brooklyn‘s own, daughter of Caribbean immigrants, she became America's first African-American Congresswoman.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Chisholm

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Hangsaman | Shirley Jackson
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Currently reading. Love it.

“The gap between the poetry she wrote and the poetry she contained was, for Natalie, something unsolvable.” — Shirley Jackson, HANGSAMAN

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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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Finished a few months ago. Another brilliant and unique memoir from Maggie Nelson. Read her, if you haven‘t to this point. #LiteraryNonfiction #autobiographical #memoirs

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Book of Sand: And, Shakespeare's Memory | Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Hurley
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Love this weird Penguin paperback edition of Borges‘ BOOK OF SAND

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I was somehow able to enjoy this as a kind of absurd soap opera, a dark fantasy. Some of it was indeed quite fascinating. And I will give Wolff real credit on this point: Many of his “burns” on these malevolent buffoons are entertainingly, even eloquently, phrased. Worth a read for those predisposed.

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The Red Parts: A Memoir | Maggie Nelson
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Currently reading Maggie Nelson‘s incredible memoir, THE RED PARTS. #truecrime #autobiography #memoir #literarynonfiction

dogra I don‘t see anyone else using the #literarynonfiction keyword. Can we get that one going (in a well-curated way, of course)? 2y
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Rest In Peace, John Ashbery.

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The first of his books that I owned. It's long since fallen apart. #SamShepard

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Complete Chi's Sweet Home, 1 | Konami Kanata, Kanata Konami
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Discovered while buying socks at Uniqlo. 😄

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Love this cover; good book too.

Axworthy is an experienced British journalist and writes in a lucid, accessible style.

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Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Re-reading.... TENDER IS THE NIGHT #AmericanLiterature

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Blue Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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Happy Pride Day, everyone! (Inspired by myfairmomo)

Dip into Andrew Lang's Fairy Book series if you haven't already. Still in print in paperback from the good people at Dover. #Pride2017 #FairyTales

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"A ribald, uproarious epic of modern Moscow"

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Uncle Dynamite | P. G. Wodehouse
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Sale table find.... Love that title, author, and price.

#NYUbookstore

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Groovy old cover for Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451

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Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art | Nancy Princenthal
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Agnes Martin's amazing minimalist artwork was recently the subject of a big retrospective at the Guggenheim in NYC. The show closed this past week. The link above is to a Martin biography, for those interested in her life and work.

*The image I uploaded is her '60s painting NIGHT SEA.

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Complete Poems | Marianne Moore
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"Omissions are not accidents." -- Marianne Moore

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The linked collection includes one of Freud's finest and most resonant essays, "Mourning and Melancholia."

Sadly, the great pessimist's words in this book -- many of the pieces written during a period of widespread international violence and uncertainty -- speak to our tenuous situation today.

Highly recommended. Freud was a superb writer, on top of everything else.

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More Than Human | Theodore Sturgeon
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Considered one of the great science-fiction novels of the 1950s.

quirkyreader The edition I read had a different cover. Also, I have seen other editions of this book over the years. 🐸🐙 3y
dogra This cover is pretty trippy, even for a sci-fi book with some deep resonances. 3y
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Simone de Beauvoir on Bardot and Lolitas.

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Amulet | Roberto Bolao
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"This is going to be a horror story."

dogra I really loved this book. Bolaño is such a gifted writer. 3y
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The Street Kids | Pier Paolo Pasolini
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New translation of a hard-to-find book. "Pasolini's THE STREET KIDS was heavily censored, criticized by professional critics, & lambasted by much of the general public upon its publication. But like many innovative works of art its undeniable force eventually led to it being universally acknowledged as a masterpiece. It is a moving tribute to an entire class of people in danger of being forgotten by art, by institutions, and by society at large."

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Facsimile of the 1955 edition of this comic series, discovered in my neighborhood Barnes & Noble store. Apparently, recommended by some as a Spanish-language study supplement for relative beginners. The pictures help! And it includes lots of colloquialisms (they may be out-of-date by now, though). ;)

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Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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I taught this book in a college-prep class in New York City a number of years back. The students were mostly Caribbean immigrants with limited academic backgrounds. While they struggled with the language, they connected deeply with the story and themes. We had some incredible class discussions.

quirkyreader I love the older cover. 3y
dogra Thanks. Me too! 3y
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Louise Brooks enjoying a good read.

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Girl with Green Eyes | Edna O'Brien
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I spy with my subway eye #NYC

GIRL WITH THE GREEN EYES, by Edna O'Brien

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The Crying of Lot 49 | Thomas Pynchon
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Paperback cover art for Thomas Pynchon's THE CRYING OF LOT 49.

SGJ I've got three or four copies of this version. So in love with it. 4y
dogra That's awesome. 4y
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Maidstone: a mystery | Norman Mailer
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"'A Mystery by Norman Mailer.' Screenplay complete, with stills, descriptions of the filming, and a major essay on film making by the author-director-star of the revolutionary movie. Signet trade paperback, October 1971."

dogra Found at P.S. Bookshop in DUMBO, Brooklyn, USA. ||| http://psbookshopnyc.com 4y
dogra It looks like P. S. Bookshop has closed its doors for good now too. Damn.... 3y
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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"People are always ruining things for you." --Holden Caulfield, THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

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The Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag | Jim Corbett, Raymond Sheppard
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Another favorite of mine from way back. "This is often considered the most exciting of all Jim Corbett's jungle tales. It's a carefully-detailed account of a notorious leopard that terrorized life in the hills of the colonial United Provinces."

dogra "Later... Corbett spoke out for the need to protect India's wildlife from extermination & played a key role in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger by using his influence to persuade the provincial government to establish it." 4y
dogra "... In 1957 the national park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honour." -- WIKIPEDIA 4y
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'"But I don‘t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can‘t help that," said the Cat: "We‘re all mad here."' ? #Election2016 #USA!

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Brief but fascinating look at Marilyn Monroe's unconventional treatment by eminent Hollywood psychoanalyst Ralph Greenson. His efforts to help MM find love and acceptance ultimately failed, ending with her suicide. Greenson never got over losing her.

dogra The book, THE MISFIT, is a Kindle Single, and I couldn't find it in the Google database here. So for this post, I decided to link to Dr. Greenson's own book on psychoanalytic technique. 4y
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Things: A Story of the Sixties | Georges Perec, David Bellos, Andrew Leak
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“It is on a day like this one, a little later, a little earlier, that you discover, without surprise, that something is wrong, that, without mincing words, you don‘t know how to live, that you will never know.”
— Georges Perec, A MAN ASLEEP

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A personal favorite; this is the edition I read & loved many years ago -- fictionalized stories about real historical criminals. "The Disinterested Killer Bill Harrigan" & "Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities" partially inspired a short film I made.

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This Side of Paradise | F Scott Fitzgerald
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From THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

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INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist

"A compilation of abridged versions of M. Sasek‘s most popular children‘s travel books."

*Pic taken at THE POWERHOUSE ARENA -- gallery, book store, performance, & event space -- in DUMBO, Brooklyn. May it rest in peace....

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