Category Archives: literature

Reading List 2015

some time ago i did a post with the books that i’d read in a certain year and this is a continuation of that. but this time it’s the books i read this year which currently is 2015 and here … Continue reading

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American Civil War Reprise

This follows from my recent post of February 8th… Sherman’s memoirs are the subjects and facts of history as it happened – the affair of generals and presidents although lesser mortals are recorded and considered also. But please allow me … Continue reading

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there is no coming conflagration?

i like the way in my cd collection that my music nestles between different artists depending on which name i categorise myself under. with neureille i’m there between meshell ndegeocello and nico which seems pretty cool and then with robert … Continue reading

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quotations 5

There is much talk of a design in the arras. Some are certain they see it. Some see what they have been told to see. Some remember that they saw it once but have lost it. Some are strengthened by … Continue reading

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Micromuseum 10

Another book addition to the micromuseum catalogue. This one dates from 1977 and is a beguiling publication. I had this book lying around (on top of a fender twin reverb to be precise) because I was going to do this … Continue reading

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Charlus

To go back, now, to the remaining events of the year 1719. The Marquise de Charlus, sister of Mezieres, and mother of the Marquis de Levi, who has since become a duke and a peer, died rich and old.  She … Continue reading

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Reading list

Since 1983 I’ve been keeping track of the books I have read. I can’t remember why I started doing it, but it’s a useful exercise for me for a number of reasons which I don’t intend to divulge at present. … Continue reading

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mr knight

I am halfway or more through my new album which I won’t name yet, but I thought I’d do a quick creature head count. 1st song a flesh hound (whatever that is) 2nd song another hound (seems to be a … Continue reading

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mann book films

Another book I read recently is Donald Prater’s biography of Thomas Mann. It’s a good way of finding out about the man, but I would not rate it very highly in terms of classic biographies. On consideration I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Kropotkin/Peróvskaya

I recently finished reading Memoirs of a Revolutionist by Peter Kropotkin – a superb book (especially first two thirds) which I heartily recommend. Kropotkin himself comes over as a man of genius but there are many other characters that appear … Continue reading

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