Nightstand Reading Material

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  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    This may not be as interesting as the bathroom reading material, but with the diversity here I'm curious to know what people are currently reading and if its work related or not.

    Right now I'm reading:
    1.Black Sun, The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby. by Geoff Wolff (Non -fiction) came across this guy while reading about absinthe...

    2.The Lover, by Marguerite Duras, this because I watched the movie again the other night..

    3.John James Audubon, by Richard Rhodes. work related for my Art in America class (non -fiction)
     
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    Water Street, poems by James Merrill

    The City in which I Love You, poems by Li-Young Lee

    Homosexuality and Civilization, by Louis Crompton - survey of homosexuality throughout history and world cultures

    Women in Chinese Society, ed. Margery Wolf and Roxane Witke - interesting to read some of the attitudes re China and feminism circa 1975

    All spun off, or related to my academic interests.

    And neither of us live in Berkeley.
     
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    Have been reading/leafing through a book with photographs of my hometown from the first half of the 20th century through the 1960's by an Armenian photographer... amazing changes, I can just about vaguely remember some of the old buildings that are now demolished. I cannot for the life of me remember his name unfortunately.
    Uhm, that is it really [​IMG]
     
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    Water Street, poems by James Merrill

    The City in which I Love You, poems by Li-Young Lee

    Homosexuality and Civilization, by Louis Crompton - survey of homosexuality throughout history and world cultures

    Women in Chinese Society, ed. Margery Wolf and Roxane Witke - interesting to read some of the attitudes re China and feminism circa 1975

    All spun off, or related to my academic interests.

    And neither of us live in Berkeley.


    What is your academic area, if I may ask?
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Some various books by Philippe Jullian, an aesthete in the grand tradition.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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  7. designprofessor

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    Some various books by Philippe Jullian, an aesthete in the grand tradition.

    [​IMG]


    What was the attraction to this subject? Prior readings?
    Related to work? Just curious.
     
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    I'm a student somewhat lacking focus. Among my interests: 20th century lit, gender and sexuality, imperial Chinese society, creative writing, and languages.
     
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    Rumi (spin)
    Raymond Carver (ashtray)
    Rasputin (urine)
     
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    Rumi (spin)
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    Excellent! Raymond Carver and Rasputin....
     
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    I have a W.B. Yeats collection, Emily Dickinson collection, Imperial Hubris, and today's NYT at my bedside.
     
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    Currently reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, though not exclusively at bedtime.
     
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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Currently reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, though not exclusively at bedtime.
    excellent...I've always considered myself perfect to play the Raven part in the inevetable movie. [​IMG]
     
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    Right now I'm reading "Boswell's Presumptious Task: The Making of the Life of Doctor Johnson," and crossreferencing it with "Boswell's London Journal." A bit geeky, but good fun. And adding the journal to the mix really brings Boswell to life.
     

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